Observation 70698: Elaphocordyceps G.H. Sung & Spatafora

When: 2011-06-13

Collection location: Huia, Auckland, New Zealand [Click for map]

Who: Michael W (Michael Wallace)

Specimen available

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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By: Michael W (Michael Wallace)
2012-06-30 17:08:57 PDT (-0700)

…thanks for that Daniel, I have the herbarium collection, I will get around to doing some microscopy on both the host and the Elaphocordyceps soon, it shouldn’t be too hard to confirm your thoughts!

May be Elaphomyces muricatus or relative.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2012-06-30 16:59:44 PDT (-0700)

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.

Native trees,
By: Michael W (Michael Wallace)
2011-07-01 21:34:01 PDT (-0700)

This was in moss under Kunzea ericoides.

Was this growing with pine
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2011-07-01 21:14:50 PDT (-0700)

or a native tree?

By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2011-07-01 21:14:07 PDT (-0700)

“The host fungus Elaphomyces has been recorded in NZ in the past but the species has not been determined.”

what is it growing on?
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-07-01 21:06:55 PDT (-0700)

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