Observation 33323: Elaphocordyceps capitata (Holmsk.) G.H. Sung, J.M. Sung & Spatafora
When: 2010-02-06
Herbarium specimen reported

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enlarge to see perithecia…pimple-like protuberances on cap surface.
spores are borne along the walls of an embedded flask; the neck of the flask extrudes beyond the cap surface to form these bumps.
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Not required to eat them.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2010-02-13 14:22:03 PST (-0800)

Sometimes the complete fungal/nature interaction is interesting. Not everyone likes truffles (or should). There are other uses, such as medicinal: a friend of mine who has bad asthma uses Cordyceps in capsule form to increase his breathing. Pretty sure this is a Cordyceps growing on silk moth pupae, which is dried, powdered, and put in capsules for easier ingestion. Not sure if C. capitata has any medicinal qualities.

the digging instinct is laudatory…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2010-02-13 08:02:28 PST (-0800)

it is cool to see these guys with their substrate, esp. those insect eaters.
as to pros and cons of truffle ingestion…I don’t care for any of them!

your experience may vary…

Typically growing from Elaphomyces.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2010-02-12 22:50:17 PST (-0800)

Not a truffle species you’d be wise to consume.

What?
By: Tom (LanLord)
2010-02-08 11:34:56 PST (-0800)

If I had known this was growing on a truffle, I’d have kept digging!

parasitic on Elaphomyces granulatus, a truffle.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2010-02-08 09:05:22 PST (-0800)

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