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Cordyceps capitata.   Click a photo to enlarge it.   back to list

synonyms: Elaphocordyceps capitata, Triflarontó gomba, fejes rontógomba
Cordyceps capitata Mushroom
Ref No: 7596
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location: North America, Europe
edibility: Inedible
fungus colour: Brown
normal size: 5-15cm
cap type: Other
stem type: Lateral, rudimentary or absent
spore colour: White, cream or yellowish
habitat: Grows on other fungi

Cordyceps capitata (Holmsk. ex Fr.) Link New syn. Elaphocordyceps capitata Triflarontó gomba. Fruit body up to 10cm high with a round head; brown to olive-black; surface finely roughened; arising from a stout yellow stem, smooth or furrowed, which tapers upward. Asci about 15µ wide, cylindrical. Spores threadlike, breaking into cylindrical, smooth part-spores, 14-20 x 2-3µ. Habitat singly or in small groups parasitically on underground species of elaphomyces. Found widely distributed throughout North America and Europe. Season September-November. Not edible.

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MirosĊ‚aw Wantoch-Rekowski (Poland) - 06 November 2010

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Cordyceps capitata
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