Cordyceps militaris

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Cordyceps militaris

23 November 2013 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Fruiting Body

Club shaped, slender, covered in warts, bright orange, to about 4 cm high

Flesh

Brittle, pale orange

Smell

None

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Summer to autumn

Distribution

Frequent

Habitat

On buried butterfly and moth pupae and larvae

Spore Print

White

Microscopic Features

Spores spindle shaped (4-5) x (1-1.5) µm2

Edibility

Inedible

Additional Photographs

Cordyceps militaris

23 November 2013 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Cordyceps militaris

7 November 2009 West Sussex. . Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Cordyceps militaris

October 2001 Devon. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Cordyceps militaris

November 1997 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin