No Common Name Asterophora lycoperdoides (Bulliard) Ditner  

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"This remarkable mushroom, not only reproduces from spores borne on the gills, but it also produces chlamydospores, asexual resting spores, on the cap of the mushroom" (L. Biechele, pers. comm.).

Relationships:

"This species seem to be 'species specific,' parasitizing only the blackening group of the Russula family. The host mushroom is soon disintegrated" (L. Biechele, pers. comm.).

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Asterophora lycoperdoides parasitizing a Russula dissimulans specimen in Worcester Co., Maryland (10/12/1995). Photo by Lance Biechele. (MBP list)


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