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Cordyceps sp.

A Vegetable Caterpillar at Paddys River, ACT

Cordyceps sp. at Paddys River, ACT - 12 Jan 2016
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Identification history

Cordyceps sp. 30 May 2016 Heino
Cordyceps sp. 27 May 2016 MichaelMulvaney
Coprinus comatus 15 May 2016 AaronClausen
Unidentified 14 May 2016 NickWilson

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Growing amongst A. dealbata

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Heino wrote:
   17 May 2016
Not Coprinus commatus. Could be a Cordyceps. See for example Cordyceps gunnii: http://www.cpbr.gov.au/fungi/images-captions/cordyceps-gunnii-0093.html (and for a photo with both the fungal fruiting body and the below-ground pupal/larval host see: http://www.cpbr.gov.au/fungi/images-captions/cordyceps-gunnii-0204.html).In Cordyceps fruiting bodies you see masses of small dots or pimple-like projections in the spore-bearing part of the stalk. Sometimes you have to look very close to see them but they are easy to see in this photo (http://www.cpbr.gov.au/fungi/images-captions/cordyceps-sp-0148.html). Those are moss leaves around the base of the stalk and here (http://www.cpbr.gov.au/fungi/images-captions/cordyceps-sp-0147.html) you see it with some others (all collected on Black Mountain).

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 12 Jan 2016 01:40 PM Recorded on
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