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by Michael Kuo
This species of Hypomyces is a parasite on various species of Russula. It is easily recognized by its yellow-green color. It seems less avid about its parasitism than some species of Hypomyces, and tends to cover only the upper stem and gills of the host mushroom, leaving it fairly recognizable.
Fruit Body: A powdery, mold-like covering over the gills and stem of the host; yellow to yellowish green.
Microscopic Features: Spores 30-36 x 4.5-5.5 µ; without septa. Asci 160-200 x 5-8 µ.
REFERENCES: (Fries, 1817) Tulasne, 1860. (States, 1990; Phillips, 1991/2005; Lincoff, 1992; Mezler & Mezler, 1992; Rogerson & Samuels, 1994; Evenson, 1997; McNeil, 2006; USDA, 2006.) Herb. Kuo 10010414.
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