Observation 118425: Cordycipitaceae sensu lato
When: 2012-11-29
( 1160m)
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Yellow/orange cordycep. White grub present. Bulb at tip with orange porous substance.

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Recognized by sight: Cordyceps amazonia possible. Definately growing on a grub, maybe a wood-borer of some kind? The orange portion is where the spores are being produced.
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By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2012-11-30 14:54:22 CST (-0500)

if by Cordyceps amazonia you mean Ophiocordyceps amazonica / O. neoamazonica, that is not possible. O. amazonica/O. neoamazonica grow on adult Orthoptera.* The perithecia-bearing portion of the stroma is reddish and generally spherical atop a whitish “stem.”

note* = one exception to O. amazonica’s host specificity is suggested here:

Kobayasi, Y, Hama T. 1982. A new variety of Cordyceps amazonica growing on may beetle.. Journ. Jap. Bot.. 57:16-18.

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