Fruit-body a bright-orange mold growing on the surface of members of the Russulaceae (in California usually Russula brevipes); gills of the parasitized host . Hypomyces lactifluorum is an unmistakable, sought after mycological find I have yet to encounter this calendar year. I have found other closely. DNA distribution pattern and metabolite profile of wild edible lobster mushroom ( Hypomyces lactifluorum/Russula brevipes). Laperriere G(1)(2).

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Articles with ‘species’ microformats Commons category link is on Wikidata Taxonbars with automatically added basionyms All stub articles. Fruit-body a bright-orange mold growing on the surface of members of the Russulaceae in California usually Russula brevipes ; gills of the parasitized host reduced to folds; in age, minute, reddish-orange perithecial mounds develop use hand lens ; context of host firm, brittle, if Lactariusthen oozing a latex; odor at first fungal, then of shellfish; taste mild in R.

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The “gills,” still produce spores, but only those of Hypomyces lactifluorum. While Hypomyces lactifluorum is most conspicuous member of the genus, other species are occasionally encountered.

Hypomyces lactifluorum

Retrieved from ” https: Views Read Edit View history. Hypomyces chrysospermum which forms the familiar white to yellow cottony growths on boletes; Hypomyces lateritiuswhich despite its name meaning “reddish,” produces a cream to pale-tan growth on the gills of Lactarius deliciousus and L. Hypocreaceae Edible fungi Parasitic fungi Parasite stubs. This Ascomycete parasite transforms its host, often Russula brevipesfrom white to brilliant orange, and causes the gills to abort their development.

Lobster mushrooms are widely eaten and enjoyed; they are commercially marketed and are commonly found in some large grocery stores.

The Lobster mushroomHypomyces lactifluorumcontrary to its common name, is not a mushroombut rather a parasitic ascomycete fungus that grows on certain species of mushrooms, turning them a reddish orange yhpomyces that resembles the outer shell of a cooked lobster.


They have a seafood-like flavor and a firm, dense texture. This article related to parasites is a stub.

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These emanate from countless reddish-orange perithecial mounds which dot the surface at maturity. The Comprehensive Identification Guide. This page was last edited on 21 Marchat Agaricicolous Species of Hypomyces. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Lobster mushroom Scientific classification Kingdom: Parasitic on Russula brevipesand possibly other members of the Russulaceae; north coastal in distribution; fruiting shortly after the fall rains; occasional to common.