cane, is a parasite which indicates Matsutake mycelia. It
feeds on the mycelia, taking the nutrients it needs. The
mycelia must be present if the "plant" is.
Allotropa has been noted with all host trees wherever
Matsutake grows in the Pacific Northwest.
It is rare to find mushrooms among allotropa. Fruiting
area associated is within 5 to 15 Ft.