When: 2015-06-27

Collection location: Roberts Property, Cumberland Co., Tennessee, USA [Click for map]

Who: Steve Roberts (Mushroom World)

No specimen available

7cm long, 2 to 5 mm wide
in the small piece of the host that was recovered, it was difficult to confirm the host’s identity, but it could be a spider

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a piece of the host was recovered with the specimen
a piece of the host was recovered with the specimen

Proposed Names

83% (1)
Recognized by sight: found at a mushroom ID workshop by Cathy Hollister and first tentatively ID’d by Jamie Newman using reference mentioned below
Used references: “Mushrooms of Southern United States,” Bessette et al
Based on microscopic features: spores spores cylindrical, straight to slightly curved, hyaline, 5 -7 × 2 um

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By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2015-07-02 17:02:47 CDT (-0400)

All is clear. Glad we Newmans got it sorted.

Newman and Newman ID
By: Steve Roberts (Mushroom World)
2015-07-02 10:40:30 CDT (-0400)

Yes, you did Danny, on the Cordyceps FB page. Jamie Newman (no relation I assume) was at the workshop where it was found and had tentatively ID’d it before I posted it there, but I was unsure if it was found in N. America —until she later informed me that she had spotted it in the Mushrooms of SE US book. Anyway, the two Newmans helped put a name on a mushroom that I was unfamiliar with -thanks much!

it’s Danny Newman
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2015-07-02 01:32:54 CDT (-0400)

and I recognized it by sight, not with that book.

nice to see it uploaded here :) a rare find.