Bolete Mould - Hypomyces chrysospermus

    Alternative names
    Bolete Eater, Apiocrea chrysosperma and as Hypocrea chrysosperma

    Hypomyces chrysospermus is a parasitic ascomycete fungus that grows on bolete mushrooms, turning the afflicted host a whitish, golden yellow, or tan colour.

    Identification difficulty

    On Bolete mushrooms.

    When to see it

    Whenever the host mushrooms produce mature fruiting bodies.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
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