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Cordyceps sp.

2 Bodalla State Forest

Cordyceps sp. at Bodalla State Forest - 28 May 2019

Identification history

Cordyceps sp. 28 May 2019 Teresa
Cordyceps sp. 28 May 2019 Teresa

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Significant sighting

Teresa noted:
31 May 2019

A most unusual sighting particularly on the south coast and one that requires much ongoing study and research. Herbarium collection made to enable this to continue.

Author's notes

The Cordyceps fungus attacks a host, in this case an insect which is in the wood, and the mycelium has invaded it and replaced the host tissue and the resultant white fruit bodies, you can see, have broken through the remaining outer tissue of the insect. There are approximately 400 species of Cordyceps fungi worldwide.

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Pam wrote:
   31 May 2019
This is an as yet unidentified Cordyceps anamorph (conidial fungi) Which is a different state to the fungi we see that produce spores. In simple terms these come from conidia rather than spores due to a different and independent evolutionary pathway to its related telomorphic fungus (with spores) from which they were derived!! . Due to the naming Code all these different states are grouped under the one name these days - hence Cordyceps in this case. A great and unusual sighting, well photographed

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(Entoloma) at Bodalla State Forest - 26 Mar 2019 by Teresa
Mollisia sp. at Bodalla State Forest - 29 Jul 2019 by Teresa
Lachnellula sp. at Bodalla State Forest - 29 Jul 2019 by Teresa
Mycena sp. (Mycena) at Bodalla State Forest - 29 Jul 2019 by Teresa
Scutellinia sp. (Scutellinia) at Bodalla State Forest - 27 Jul 2019 by Teresa
Marasmius sp. (Horse hair fungus) at Bodalla State Forest - 27 Jul 2019 by Teresa
Mycena sp. (Mycena) at Bodalla State Forest - 27 Jul 2019 by Teresa
zz – ascomycetes - apothecial (Cup Fungi) at Bodalla State Forest - 27 Jul 2019 by Teresa
zz – ascomycetes - apothecial (Cup Fungi) at Bodalla State Forest - 27 Jul 2019 by Teresa
Trichia verrucosa at Bodalla State Forest - 27 Jul 2019 by Teresa
Polycephalomyces tomentosus at Bodalla State Forest - 24 Jul 2019 by Teresa
Trichia affinis at Bodalla State Forest - 24 Jul 2019 by Teresa
Descolea recedens at Bodalla State Forest - 24 Jul 2019 by Teresa
Stemonitis sp. at Bodalla State Forest - 23 Jul 2019 by Teresa
Ascocoryne sarcoides (Purple Jellydisc) at Bodalla State Forest - 21 Jul 2019 by Teresa
Clitocybe s.l. at Bodalla State Forest - 21 Jul 2019 by Teresa
Lanzia lanaripes (Black tacks) at Bodalla State Forest - 21 Jul 2019 by Teresa
Lycoperdon pyriforme (Stump Puffball) at Bodalla State Forest - 14 Jul 2019 by Teresa
Chlorociboria aeruginascens (Green Stain Elf Cups) at Bodalla State Forest - 14 Jul 2019 by Teresa
zz – ascomycetes - apothecial (Cup Fungi) at Bodalla State Forest - 14 Jul 2019 by Teresa
Ganoderma sp. at Bodalla State Forest - 14 Jul 2019 by Teresa
Trichia verrucosa at Bodalla State Forest - 14 Jul 2019 by Teresa
Xylaria sp. at Bodalla State Forest - 12 Jul 2019 by Teresa
Trichia verrucosa at Bodalla State Forest - 12 Jul 2019 by Teresa
Lachnum sp. (Lachnum) at Bodalla State Forest - 12 Jul 2019 by Teresa
Pluteus sp. at Bodalla State Forest - 12 Jul 2019 by Teresa
Hygrocybe miniata (Hygrocybe miniata) at Bodalla State Forest - 12 Jul 2019 by Teresa
Mycena sp. (Mycena) at Bodalla State Forest - 12 Jul 2019 by Teresa
zz – ascomycetes - apothecial (Cup Fungi) at Bodalla State Forest - 12 Jul 2019 by Teresa
Scutellinia scutellata (Scutellinia scutellata) at Bodalla State Forest - 12 Jul 2019 by Teresa
Conocybe filaris (Conocybe filaris) at Bodalla State Forest - 12 Jul 2019 by Teresa
Pluteus sp. at Bodalla State Forest - 11 Jul 2019 by Teresa
Entoloma discrepans at Bodalla State Forest - 10 Jul 2019 by Teresa
Peziza thozetii (A Cup Fungi) at Bodalla State Forest - 10 Jul 2019 by Teresa
Clavulina sp. at Bodalla State Forest - 10 Jul 2019 by Teresa
zz – ascomycetes - apothecial (Cup Fungi) at Bodalla State Forest - 10 Jul 2019 by Teresa
Pluteus romellii at Bodalla State Forest - 15 Jun 2019 by Teresa
Marasmius sp. (Horse hair fungus) at Bodalla State Forest - 15 Jun 2019 by Teresa
Penicillium sp. at Bodalla State Forest - 15 Jun 2019 by Teresa
Pholiota aurivella (Pholiota aurivella) at Bodalla State Forest - 15 Jun 2019 by Teresa
Trichia verrucosa at Bodalla State Forest - 15 Jun 2019 by Teresa
Hemimycena sp. at Bodalla State Forest - 8 Jun 2019 by Teresa
zz – ascomycetes - apothecial (Cup Fungi) at Bodalla State Forest - 8 Jun 2019 by Teresa
Psilocybe subaeruginosa (Psilocybe subaeruginosa) at Bodalla State Forest - 8 Jun 2019 by Teresa
Mycena sanguinolenta at Bodalla State Forest - 8 Jun 2019 by Teresa
Stemonitis fusca at Bodalla State Forest - 4 Jun 2019 by Teresa
Hemitrichia serpula at Bodalla State Forest - 4 Jun 2019 by Teresa
Myxomycete - plasmodium at Bodalla State Forest - 1 Jun 2019 by Teresa
Stemonitis fusca at Bodalla State Forest - 1 Jun 2019 by Teresa
Marasmius sp. (Horse hair fungus) at Bodalla State Forest - 1 Jun 2019 by Teresa
Myxomycete - plasmodium at Bodalla State Forest - 1 Jun 2019 by Teresa
Arcyria sp. at Bodalla State Forest - 1 Jun 2019 by Teresa
Galerina patagonica (Galerina patagonica) at Bodalla State Forest - 1 Jun 2019 by Teresa
Orbilia sp. at Bodalla State Forest - 1 Jun 2019 by Teresa
Trichia verrucosa at Bodalla State Forest - 1 Jun 2019 by Teresa
Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa (Icicle fairy fans) at Bodalla State Forest - 1 Jun 2019 by Teresa
Hypholoma fasciculare (Hypholoma fasciculare) at Bodalla State Forest - 1 Jun 2019 by Teresa
Cheilymenia coprinaria at Bodalla State Forest - 27 May 2019 by Teresa
Mycena subgalericulata at Bodalla State Forest - 27 May 2019 by Teresa
Macrotyphula juncea complex (Fairy Club) at Bodalla State Forest - 22 May 2019 by Teresa
Scutellinia sp. (Scutellinia) at Bodalla State Forest - 22 May 2019 by Teresa
Pseudocolus fusiformis (Pseudocolus fusiformis) at Bodalla State Forest - 16 May 2019 by Teresa
Pseudohydnum gelatinosum (Toothed Jelly) at Bodalla State Forest - 16 May 2019 by Teresa
Mutinus sp. (Mutinus) at Bodalla State Forest - 16 May 2019 by Teresa
Agarics at Bodalla State Forest - 14 May 2019 by Teresa
Artomyces colensoi (Delicate Peppery Coral) at Bodalla State Forest - 14 May 2019 by Teresa
Lachnum sp. (Lachnum) at Bodalla State Forest - 12 May 2019 by Teresa
Pluteus cervinus (Pluteus cervinus) at Bodalla State Forest - 12 May 2019 by Teresa
Rickenella sp. at Bodalla State Forest - 5 May 2019 by Teresa
Parsonsia straminea (Common Silkpod) at Bodalla State Forest - 4 May 2019 by MaxCampbell
Psychotria loniceroides (Hairy Psychotria) at Bodalla State Forest - 4 May 2019 by MaxCampbell
Singerocybe clitocyboides at Bodalla State Forest - 4 May 2019 by MaxCampbell
Rhinodia rostraria at Bodalla State Forest - 4 May 2019 by Paul Whitington
Mycena sp. (Mycena) at Bodalla State Forest - 4 May 2019 by MaxCampbell
Chlorociboria aeruginascens (Green Stain Elf Cups) at Bodalla State Forest - 4 May 2019 by MaxCampbell
Trichoglossum hirsutum (Trichoglossum hirsutum) at Bodalla State Forest - 4 May 2019 by Teresa
Arcyria stipata at Bodalla State Forest - 2 May 2019 by Teresa
Trichia verrucosa at Bodalla State Forest - 30 Apr 2019 by Teresa
Hemitrichia calyculata at Bodalla State Forest - 30 Apr 2019 by Teresa
Arcyria stipata at Bodalla State Forest - 30 Apr 2019 by Teresa
Clavaria zollingeri (Clavaria zollingeri) at Bodalla State Forest - 29 Apr 2019 by Teresa
Physarum bivalve at Bodalla State Forest - 28 Apr 2019 by Teresa
Leccinum sp. at Bodalla State Forest - 28 Apr 2019 by Teresa
Mycena sp. (Mycena) at Bodalla State Forest - 28 Apr 2019 by Teresa
Xylaria sp. at Bodalla State Forest - 28 Apr 2019 by Teresa
Plectania campylospora (Brown Forest Cup) at Bodalla State Forest - 28 Apr 2019 by Teresa
Hygrocybe sp. (Hygrocybe) at Bodalla State Forest - 26 Apr 2019 by Teresa
Geoglossum sp. (Earth tongue) at Bodalla State Forest - 26 Apr 2019 by Teresa
Ramariopsis pulchella at Bodalla State Forest - 26 Apr 2019 by Teresa
Atheniella adonis (Redhead) at Bodalla State Forest - 26 Apr 2019 by Teresa
Tricholomopis rutilans complex at Bodalla State Forest - 16 Apr 2019 by Teresa
Lycoperdon pyriforme (Stump Puffball) at Bodalla State Forest - 16 Apr 2019 by Teresa
Tylopilus balloui (group) (A Bolete) at Bodalla State Forest - 16 Apr 2019 by Teresa
Arcyria insignis at Bodalla State Forest - 29 Mar 2019 by Teresa
Hemitrichia serpula at Bodalla State Forest - 26 Mar 2019 by Teresa
Chaetocalathus cheelii (Chaetocalathus cheelii) at Bodalla State Forest - 26 Mar 2019 by Teresa
Arcyria denudata at Bodalla State Forest - 26 Mar 2019 by Teresa
Myxomycete - plasmodium at Bodalla State Forest - 26 Mar 2019 by Teresa
Arcyria cinerea at Bodalla State Forest - 26 Mar 2019 by Teresa
zz – ascomycetes - apothecial (Cup Fungi) at Bodalla State Forest - 26 Mar 2019 by Teresa
Entoloma sp. (Entoloma) at Bodalla State Forest - 26 Mar 2019 by Teresa

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  • Not Sensitive
  • Cosmopolitan
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

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