Observation 220880: Cordycipitaceae sensu lato

When: 2015-10-24

Collection location: Oswald West State Park, Tillamook Co., Oregon, USA [Click for map]

Who: Sava Krstic (sava)

Specimen available

[OMS Fall Mycocamp]

Growing on a stump totally covered by moss, 1 m above the ground. I collected it carelessly, didn’t get the whole stem. I didn’t suspect a Cordyceps. It’s about 4 cm long.

Asci ~400 microns long. Spore fragments 3.5 × 2.

Proposed Names

61% (2)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight
31% (2)
Based on microscopic features: Threadlike septate spores

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


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Makes me sad too
By: Sava Krstic (sava)
2015-10-30 00:05:54 PDT (-0700)

I never found a “Cordycepts” before. This one I saw after three hours of collecting, when my wife and I felt done with it, and were just walking back down the trail. Good that I noticed it at all.

By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2015-10-29 23:36:47 PDT (-0700)

is not unique among cordycipitaceous genera in having septate or disarticulating spores.

hostless cordycipitaceous fungi
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2015-10-29 15:39:58 PDT (-0700)

make me sad! especially ones as charismatic as this. on the bright side, I could recommend several people to show it to:

Joey Spatafora
Tatiana Sanjuan
João Araújo
Nigel Hywel-Jones
Harry Evans
Todd Elliott

Created: 2015-10-27 23:05:27 PDT (-0700)
Last modified: 2015-10-29 23:37:04 PDT (-0700)
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