Species: The Bolete Eater (Hypomyces crysospermus)

Family: Sac Mushrooms and allies (HYPOCREACEAE)

Category: Fungi

Location: One Sighting

A. Fungi

More extensive information on fungi can be found in a separate blog post.

B. Sac Mushrooms and allies (HYPOCREACEAE)

This family includes host-specific mycoparasites.

C. The Bolete Eater (Hypomyces crysospermus)

This parasitic species is a mycotroph of boletes and infects the host on the pore surface and soon spreads to completely engulf it. The afflicted host turns a white, yellow or tan colour.