Observation 182107: Chroogomphus (Singer) O.K. Mill.
When: 2014-10-09
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0 Sequences

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The smooth cap
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2014-10-18 17:17:12 CDT (-0500)

Definitely does mean something. The acorn, however, means little, since even mycorrhizal species can form fruitbodies around objects in the substrate without necessarily “growing out of them”.

You can also see where a slug has eaten in the side of the stipe – the flesh is orange, unlike in Elaphocordyceps where the flesh is white.

cap
By: Eva Skific (Evica)
2014-10-18 17:12:16 CDT (-0500)

is smooth, which does not mean anything
it was growing from acorn

Eva
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2014-10-18 17:03:38 CDT (-0500)

you can see the fibrillose partial veil around the edge of the cap, and as Danny mentioned the head is smooth, not pimpled with perithecia as in an Elaphocordyceps.

Definitely
By: Eva Skific (Evica)
2014-10-18 17:00:52 CDT (-0500)

not..:)

i do know the difference between Cordyceps and Chroogomphus

Definitely a Chroogomphus
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2014-10-18 16:53:28 CDT (-0500)

as indicated by the texture mentioned by Danny.

no host
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2014-10-09 18:08:36 CDT (-0500)

no visible perithecia

why Cordyceps?

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