Observation 33224: Cordyceps capitata (Holmsk.) Link

When: 2010-02-06

Collection location: Salt Point State Park, Sonoma Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Tom (LanLord)

No specimen available

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If Cordyceps capitata, probably growing on Elaphomyces
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2010-02-12 23:56:23 MST (-0700)

E. granulatus is the most abundant hypogeous fungi of the Northern Hemisphere, according to Dr. Alexander H. Smith. E. muricatus is another possibility, but I think E. muricatus hosts Cordyceps ophoglosoides (or something like that).

By: Tom (LanLord)
2010-02-06 19:33:25 MST (-0700)

I didn’t realize what it was until after David saw it, by then I had left the spot where I picked them from. I was also chagrined in that I didn’t dig it up.

Therefore, I don’t know the host.

By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2010-02-06 19:07:27 MST (-0700)

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