Collection location: Huia, Auckland, New Zealand [Click for map]
As far as I know this genus has not been recorded from this country until now but it does look very close to E. capitata, a closer examination of the microscopic characteristics is needed to determine if it is that species or not, until then it should remain as Elaphocordyceps sp.
The host fungus Elaphomyces has been recorded in NZ in the past but the species has not been determined.
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There are two major groupings of Elaphomyces: muricatus and granulatus. E. granulatus has a thick peridium with spores imbedded in the peridium. E. muricatus has a very thin peridium, and lacks spores imbedded in the peridium. By providing several sectioned sporocarps, E. muricatus group the more likely associate.
or a native tree?
“The host fungus Elaphomyces has been recorded in NZ in the past but the species has not been determined.”
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