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.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map


Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

UK Map