Name: Cordyceps unilateralis (Tul. & C. Tul.) Sacc.
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First person to use this name on MO: Nathan Wilson
Editors: Michael Wood, Felipe Bittencourt

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Rank: Species

Status: Deprecated

Name: Cordyceps unilateralis

Author: (Tul. & C. Tul.) Sacc.

Citation: Syll. Fung. 2: 570. 1883.

Preferred Synonyms:Ophiocordyceps unilateralis (Tul.) Petch

Deprecated Synonyms: Hirsutella formicarum Petch


Domain: Eukarya

Kingdom: Fungi

Phylum: Ascomycota

Class: Sordariomycetes

Order: Hypocreales

Family: Clavicipitaceae

Genus: Cordyceps

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Brief Description:

Cordyceps unilateralis is a species of pathogenic fungus that infects ants (12). This obligate parasite is most clearly identified as a stalk emerging from dead ants that are positioned on the undersides of leaves (1).

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Created: 2007-06-19 02:16:15 CDT (-0400) by Nathan Wilson (nathan)
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