Saturday, 3 January 2015

ANOTHER "PIGGYBACK"

Pseudoboletus parasiticus - Parasitic Bolete

This Bolete is probably the easiest of the Boletes to identify as it is only found growing on other fungi (generally Scelroderma citrinum). This specimen was found growing in the woods near Henllan this Autumn.
Originally thought to be parasitic - as the name suggests - it is now believed to do little if any damage to the host.

             
















Picture courtesy of Helen Oakes

1 comment:

  1. Last year in Troserch Woods there was a parasitic bolete with a white mildew growing on it, possibly a parasitic fungus called the Bolete Eater (Hypomyces chrysospermus). Which then gave us a fungus on a fungus on a fungus!

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