Observation 44396: Isaria Pers.

When: 1984-07-01

Collection location: Beaver Creek State Forest, East Liverpool, Ohio, USA [Click for map]

Who: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)

No specimen available

Insect host.

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Proposed Names

-29% (4)
Recognized by sight: Synonym: Isaria farinosa
25% (3)
Used references: Index Fungorum now agrees with Lectotypification and Status of Isaria Pers.: Fr.
Kathie T. Hodge, Walter Gams, Robert A. Samson, Richard P. Korf and Keith A. Seifert. Taxon, Vol. 54, No. 2 (May, 2005), pp. 485-489
41% (3)
Recognized by sight: conidia details ideal for determining to sp., but I. tenuipes and I. farinosa are said to differ macroscopically by a lemon yellow stipe in the former and orange stipe in the latter.
Used references: Kathy Hodge’s comments http://www.flickr.com/photos/19369983@N06/3283766212/
60% (3)
Recognized by sight

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The paper in Nathan’s proposal
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2013-07-26 20:22:11 EDT (-0400)

clears it up, but the old Paecilomyces sect. Isarioidea (now Isaria s.s.) is polyphyletic, so the saga is far from over.

You’d think they’d
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2010-04-18 14:21:16 EDT (-0400)

eventually make up their damn minds. Cordyceps, Isaria, Paecilomyces — what’s next??

Paecilomyces farinosus
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2010-04-18 11:27:15 EDT (-0400)

Is the current name according to Index Fungorum.

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