Observation 66832: Isaria Pers.

When: 2011-03-19

Collection location: Las Casas de la Selva, Patillas, Puerto Rico, USA [Click for map]

Who: patty (patty)

No specimen available

Very small, total fruiting body 6mm long, stipe 0.5mm wide, top 1mm wide.

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Recognized by sight: don’t know similar species of puerto rico. i am not sure if it growing on insect neither. but ressemble a bit like a isaria

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By: patty (patty)
2011-05-03 07:26:14 PDT (-0700)

two pix at 20x, looks like some sort of insect shell there, but it’s hard to tell.

I’d say
By: patty (patty)
2011-05-02 17:37:24 PDT (-0700)

it’s probably not a xylariacae.

Isaria seems like a good guess to me. It seemed to be growing from clay soil in a root mass, originally I didn’t see an insect, although I just looked at it again and there may be part of an insect there.

By: damon brunette (damonbrunette)
2011-05-02 13:32:46 PDT (-0700)

Maybe xylaricae?