Cordyceps gray-ash

Cordyceps gray-ash (Ophiocordyceps entomorrhiza) Cordyceps gray-ash (Ophiocordyceps entomorrhiza) Cordyceps gray-ash (Ophiocordyceps entomorrhiza)

Cordyceps gray-ash (Ophiocordyceps entomorrhiza)

Systematics:

  • Department: Ascomycota (Ascomycetes)
  • Subdivision: Pezizomycotina (Pesizomycotins)
  • Class: Sordariomycetes (Sordariomycetes)
  • Subclass: Hypocreomycetidae
  • Order: Hypocreales
  • Family: Ophiocordycipitaceae (Ophiocordyceps)
  • Genus: Ophiocordyceps (Ophiocordyceps)
  • Species: Ophiocordyceps entomorrhiza (Cordyceps gray-ash)

Synonyms:

  • Cordyceps entomorrhiza

Cordyceps gray-ash (Cordyceps entomorrhiza)

Photo by: Piotr Stańczak

Description: Body (stroma) 3-5 (8) cm high, 0.2 cm thick, capitate, rigid, with an uneven curved twisted leg, black-brown, gray-brown gray at the top, black at the base, round or oval head, about 0.4 cm in diameter, gray-ash, lilac-black, black-brown, rough, pimpled, with matte light, yellowish, creamy protrusions of the perithecia. Sprouted perithecia are 0.1-0.2 cm long, finger-shaped, narrowed upward, sharp-headed, fine pubescent, whitish, pale beige with an oblong pale ocher tip. Possible lateral clavate perithecia on the pedicle.

Distribution: Cordyceps gray-ash grows from August (June) to autumn on insect larvae, in the grass and on the soil, singly and in a small group, is rare.

Grade: Edible not known.

Note: Anamorphic stage – mushroom Girzutella Hirsutella eleutheratorum.

Cordyceps gray-ash (Ophiocordyceps entomorrhiza) Cordyceps gray-ash (Ophiocordyceps entomorrhiza) Cordyceps gray-ash (Ophiocordyceps entomorrhiza)

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