Observation 8456: Akanthomyces Lebert

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Dried specimen obtainable with permission from el Herbario Nacional de Bolivia

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Used references: Previous comments (thanks Prof. Hodge) & some internet research (Joey Spatafora’s cordyceps.us)

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By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2010-01-28 17:41:47 AST (-0400)

Greatly resembles A. pistillariiformis but I won’t be so bold as to assign a species name to an Amazonian Cordyceps anamorph with only this photo and without microscopy.

EDIT: If it is indeed A. pistillariiformis that would make this the anamorph of Cordyceps tuberculata. (http://www.fruit.affrc.go.jp/...tuberc.htm)

host size
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2009-05-20 00:39:42 ADT (-0300)

insect host was a moth, about 3 cm long.

crazy!
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2009-05-19 23:39:16 ADT (-0300)

What part is insect and what part is fungus?? (And if someone has time, what is an “anamorph”? And why does it get special distinct generic status?)

good eye!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-05-19 20:58:52 ADT (-0300)

how big was the insect host?

Akanthomyces sp.
By: Kathie Hodge (fungal)
2008-08-10 15:14:18 ADT (-0300)

I believe this is an Akanthomyces species. They are Cordyceps anamorphs, and there are a couple of species that occur on Lepidoptera (adults and larvae). They tend to be pale and a bit lovely.

Cordyceps or Isaria
By: Karl Soop (karlsoop)
2008-07-24 13:18:34 ADT (-0300)

This is the anamorph of a Cordyceps, formally assigned to the genus Isaria. (Perhaps Isaria sinclairii ?)
Fantastic picture!
Karl

very nice!
By: Tom Volk (TomVolk)
2008-07-23 13:15:34 ADT (-0300)

Cool fungus. Cordyceps species are soooo weird. Thanks for posting

Wow!
By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2008-07-22 23:07:28 ADT (-0300)

Very strange and nice to see! We have nothing like this in California.

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