Ophiocordyceps gracilis

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Ophiocordyceps gracilis

RBG Kew herbarium accession number K(M)157383. 18 April 2008 Bedfordshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Synonyms

Cordyceps gracilis

Cap

Pear shaped, yellow-orange, finely dotted like the skin of an orange, height about 0.4 to 1 cm

Stem

Equal, pale yellow, to about 0.5 cm wide and 4 cm long

Smell

Indiistinct

Taste

Unknown

Season

Spring to summer

Distribution

Rare

Habitat

On buried moth and butterfly larvae, usually solitary

Edibility

Inedible

Additional Photographs

Ophiocordyceps gracilis

18 April 2008 Bedfordshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin