Observation 79493: Elaphocordyceps longisegmentis (Ginns) G.H. Sung, J.M. Sung & Spatafora

When: 2011-10-13

Collection location: Westmoreland Co., Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Hamilton (ham)

No specimen available

Near oak and beech trees.

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Thanks Noah-
By: Hamilton (ham)
2012-03-10 10:24:09 PST (-0800)

That was pretty informative. I do have a question. How would I extract the ascospore segments to look at them?

It’s easy to tell them apart.
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2012-03-09 22:31:12 PST (-0800)
By: Hamilton (ham)
2012-03-09 21:48:19 PST (-0800)

No I didn’t scope it yet. I do got a few of these dry. Getting a microscope in a couple weeks. Would I or how would I be able to tell if it’s Elaphocordyceps longisegmentis under a microscope? I’m brand spanking new at microscopy so I’ll be asking dumb questions I’m afraid. (nevermind, just looked that up)

Thanks tnihekr. They would have been better photos if I was a more skilled photographer, and maybe a more patient one too i guess.

By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2012-03-09 20:07:30 PST (-0800)

glossy head, habitat and all the ones I have found in western PA hardwood forest have been Elaphocordyceps longisegmentis. Did you scope it?

nice photos Ham
By: Jimmie Veitch (jimmiev)
2012-03-09 18:30:33 PST (-0800)

just saw these in Fungi magazine and knew I had seen the pictures already!

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