Observation 220880: Cordycipitaceae sensu lato

[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.

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Recognized by sight
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Based on microscopic features: Threadlike septate spores

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Makes me sad too
By: Sava Krstic (sava)
2015-10-30 08:05:54 CET (+0100)

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)
2015-10-30 07:36:47 CET (+0100)

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

hostless cordycipitaceous fungi
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2015-10-29 23:39:58 CET (+0100)

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: 2015-10-28 07:05:27 CET (+0100)
Last modified: 2015-10-30 07:37:04 CET (+0100)
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