Observation 140208: Metacordyceps G.H. Sung, J.M. Sung, Hywel-Jones & Spatafora

When: 1998-08-17

Collection location: Yunnan, China [Click for map]

Who: Taylor (mycogypsy)

No specimen available

Notes:
When I first found one of these, I thought it was some sort of Xylaria. Two weeks later, in Thailand, I found two fruit bodies joined and attached to an approx. 20 cm, underground larvae. These were clearly the same species as the one found in China.
I still don’t have a name for it.

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Recognized by sight: color figures in the following article
Used references: Kepler, R.M et al. “New teleomorph combinations in the entomopathogenic genus Metacordyceps.” Mycologia, 104.1 (2012): 182–197. DOI: 10.3852/11-070

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