Observation 141355: Cordyceps caloceroides group

Notes:
Growing on a spider.

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Yes, micrographs are in 5% KOH
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2017-08-03 13:23:05 CDT (-0400)

This appears to be a very rare taxon – I find Cordyceps nearly every day that I hunt in mid to low elevations, but have only seen this one once.

at the very least
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2017-08-03 12:44:45 CDT (-0400)

this can be said to belong to the recently described KOH+ group, whose stromata turn purple/violet in KOH. was that the medium in your micrographs?

Spider
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2017-07-04 11:35:17 CDT (-0400)

I wasn’t able to identify the spider. It could have been a trap door spider.

I gave part of the collection to Dena Castro at Universidad Politechnico in Mexico City, and she sequenced it and said it wasn’t O. caloceroides, but a new species.

what kind of spider?
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2017-07-03 13:29:34 CDT (-0400)

any chance it’s a trap door spider?

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