Observation 171330: Elaphocordyceps ophioglossoides (Ehrh.) G.H. Sung, J.M. Sung & Spatafora

When: 2014-07-27

Collection location: York Co., Maine, USA [Click for map]

Who: Erlon (Herbert Baker)

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The fourth photo
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2014-07-27 10:43:49 PDT (-0700)

shows clearly the Elaphomyces that this was growing from. Did you find an un-parasitized sporocarp of the Elaphomyces? There should have been many nearby. Hopefully one of them isn’t parasitized. I admit to being more ineterested in Elaphomyces than Elaphocordyceps.

Elaphomyces can be abundant and prevalent. It is possible to find hundreds if not thousands of these fungi under a single host tree. Sometimes though there is only one or two. Still, worth a look. Try lifting the moss nearby. If you don’t find anything, replace it.

Created: 2014-07-27 09:42:40 PDT (-0700)
Last modified: 2014-07-27 09:42:51 PDT (-0700)
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