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Parasitic on Lactarius camphoratus. Found under Pinus spp. Subiculum white turning yellow, completely covering hymenium of host. Pileus deformed, irregular, more umbellate than host species, pinkish brown. Stipe lighter than cap with irregular darker zone where Hypomyces subiculum meets. Stipe shorter and wider than on non-parasitized L. camphoratus. Rogerson & Samuels (1994) treat H. camphorati as a synonym for H. lateritius, however they acknowledge that Hypomyces on L. camphoratus display “a yellowish subiculum and slightly larger ascospores.” Genetic analysis is required in order to determine accurate speciation. ID number: 20.23.01.2021
White, Kathleen R.; Jergensen, Jacqueline A.; and Lam, Ada, "Hypomyces camphorati" (2021). Mycological Herbarium of Macrofungi from the East Brook Valley. 45.