Observation 102302: Cordyceps melolonthae (Tul. & C. Tul.) Sacc.
When: 2012-07-14
No herbarium specimen

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Recognized by sight: The insects legs although blurry are visible.

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Good eye Walt!
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2012-07-22 09:20:20 WIB (+0700)

I really had to stare at it to see it. There is a bug in there.

3 legs
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2012-07-22 08:04:22 WIB (+0700)

and the segmented body visible.

that too
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2012-07-22 04:36:42 WIB (+0700)

Walt, I don’t see the legs, but there is a resemblance:


…though we can’t quite see perithecia from this photo either.

Is it possible
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2012-07-22 04:10:07 WIB (+0700)

that it’s a messed up Podostroma?

the lower half
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2012-07-22 02:55:00 WIB (+0700)

of the “stem” has some Clavariadelphus-/Gomphus-/Cantharellus-like veins/wrinkles, though a wacked out Cordyceps is another possibility…

ditto on the cross section, btw.

By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2012-07-21 21:22:17 WIB (+0700)

on a gyromitra!

probably a parasited something…
By: Jonathan M
2012-07-21 20:49:01 WIB (+0700)

look like a parasited coprinus, but i don’t know any hypomyces who like coprinus, close up, and cut picture would help.

something for everyone…
By: David Rust (incredulis)
2012-07-21 18:29:03 WIB (+0700)

reminds me a bit of some of the deformed cantharellus that we see here out west, but with a coprinus on top??!

Who knows what the heck you have here; perhaps it’s time to call in CSI:Mushrooms?

BTW, this is Debbie Viess using David’s computer on the road.

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