I wish I had found this in the field. It was part of the collection on display at the NEMF foray.[SinglePic not found]
The parasitic bolete (Pseudoboletus parasiticus) grows on Schleroderma citrinus. The schleroderma, which looks like a scruffy puffball, is not edible.
If this were my field find, I’d have tried eating the parasitic bolete. But all I could do at NEMF is observe and study this curiosity.
Bill Bakaitis says that there are no straight lines in nature. That’s a great metaphor. I am in awe that nature can create an edible mushroom growing from a non edible mushroom.