Observation 26612: Cordyceps capitata (Holmsk.) Link

When: 2009-10-10

Collection location: Honeyman State Park, Florence, Lane Co., Oregon, USA [Click for map]

Who: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)

No specimen available


[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:01:15 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Honeyman State Park, Florence, OR’ to ‘Honeyman State Park, Florence, Oregon, USA

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note perithecia in second shot (enlarge to see).
note perithecia in second shot (enlarge to see).

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nah…this is one of those cases of picking the mushroom before realizing the ID…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-10-15 11:38:39 CDT (-0400)

one of those aaaaggghhhh, a Cordyceps! moments. luckily I saw exactly where the rest of the fruit body and host were, and could dig it up and jury rig a shot back at the Ranch (so to speak).

Hugh Smith found a whole big grouping of these and thought that they were Clavariadelphus and didn’t pick any of ‘em! I wasn’t along for that foray, but saw the after the fact shots….so, sometimes these little suckers fool ya, no matter who you are.

Growing in a pot?!?
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2009-10-15 07:29:55 CDT (-0400)

Or was that just added for contrast? Nice photos, btw. Is this now Elaphocordyceps capitata, like E. ophioglossoides? Or is Elaphocordyceps o. the only species in that genus now? Growing from an Elaphomyces, possibly E. granulatus.

three heads are better than one!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-10-14 23:58:39 CDT (-0400)

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