Cordyceps - which kind?

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Brigid.e
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Cordyceps - which kind?

Post by Brigid.e » Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:21 pm

Stumbled across a patch of quite a few of these in close proximity next to a dead tree trunk, while out picking wild garlic today in a patch of woods in Kent.

The caps were very bright orange, small and if excavated deep enough, latched onto the heads of grubs upward in the soil, like stems. Some were smaller and on their side and it was sort of growing out of them too, hope pictures are clear.

Just wondering if anyone can help ID this further?

Can see it's a cordycep but not a Scarlet Caterpillar Club, and difficulty finding a match online for UK species. It's very bright orange, and shape-wise seems more like Cordyceps Capitata - Drumstick Truffle Club, but it wasn't attached to a truffle! Very grateful for any leads.

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Re: Cordyceps - militaris?

Post by mollisia » Thu Apr 05, 2018 2:57 pm

Hello,

no, this is Ophiocordyceps gracilis.

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Andreas

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Re: Cordyceps - which kind?

Post by Brigid.e » Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:23 am

Thank you Andreas!

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