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Asterophora parasitica.   Click a photo to enlarge it.   back to list

synonyms: Fátyolos élõsdigomba, Nyctalis parasite, Parasitischer Zwitterling, Silky Piggyback
Asterophora parasitica 2 Mushroom
Ref No: 7090
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Asterophora parasitica Mushroom
Ref No: 7091
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location: North America, Europe
edibility: Inedible
fungus colour: White to cream, Grey to beige
normal size: Less than 5cm
cap type: Convex to shield shaped
spore colour: White, cream or yellowish
habitat: Grows on other fungi

Asterophora parasitica (Bull. ex Fr.) Sing. syn. Nyctalis parasitica (Bull. ex Fr.) Fr. Parasitischer Zwitterling Fátyolos élõsdigomba Nyctalis parasite Silky Piggyback Cap 0.5–1.5cm, convex to bell-shaped at first then expanded, white with greyish-lilac tinge, silky and very thin. Stem 10–30 x 1–3mm, often twisted, white often flushed brownish or lilaceous. Flesh thin, brown. Chlamydospores formed on the gills rather than the cap as in A. lycoperdoides, pale brown, thick-walled, ovate and smooth, 15´10m. Basidiospores white, broadly ovate, 5–5.5 x 3–4µ. Habitat on old specimens of several species of Russula and certain Lactarius. Season summer to early winter. Occasional. Not edible. Distribution, America and Europe. I especially want to thank MirosÅ‚aw Wantoch-Rekowski for his superb close-ups of this mushroom.

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Jason Doe (United Kingdom) - 03 October 2015

close up of Asterophora parasitica - Barming Woods 10/03/15, presumably on R. nigricans
Asterophora parasitica
Jason Doe (United Kingdom) - 03 October 2015

Asterophora parasitica - Barming woods 10/03/15, presumably on R. nigricans
Asterophora parasitica
Mirosław Wantoch-Rekowski (Poland) - 23 August 2010

Rezerwat Dolina Strzy¿y Gdañsk Poland
Asterophora parasitica
Mirosław Wantoch-Rekowski (Poland) - 23 August 2010

Rezerwat Dolina Strzy¿y Gdañsk
Asterophora parasitica
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