Notes:
[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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61% (2)
Recognized by sight
32% (2)
Based on microscopic features: Threadlike septate spores

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Makes me sad too
By: Ruzica and Sava Krstic (ruzasava)
2015-10-30 14:05:54 WIB (+0700)

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.

Tolypocladium
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2015-10-30 13:36:47 WIB (+0700)

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

hostless cordycipitaceous fungi
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2015-10-30 05:39:58 WIB (+0700)

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