Observation 117427: Elaphocordyceps G.H. Sung & Spatafora
When: 2012-11-20
Who: goatshoes
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Found growing from moss near the base of a tree. First photo has the mushroom growing on what appears to be a truffle!

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By: goatshoes
2012-11-20 14:56:56 PST (-0800)

You guys surely know your stuff! I just returned to the spot and found many more. Very exiting!

By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2012-11-20 13:59:49 PST (-0800)

Old name Cordyceps, new name Elaphocordyceps. Both require an Elaphomyces to grow on. Elaphomyces granulatus has been said by Dr. Alexander H. Smith to be the most common truffle of the Northern Hemisphere. So goatshoes’ notes are exactly right.

Myxomop is also correct. It is very difficult to put an exact name on an Elaphocordyceps without having microsopic observation. Rarely in certain areas and with specific Elaphomyces can a specific species of Elaphocordyceps be guessed at.

Created: 2012-11-20 12:32:28 PST (-0800)
Last modified: 2012-11-24 16:08:11 PST (-0800)
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