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Cordyceps canadensis Mushroom
Ref No: 7594
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location: North America, Europe
edibility: Inedible
fungus colour: Yellow, Brown
normal size: Less than 5cm
cap type: Other
stem type: Lateral, rudimentary or absent
spore colour: White, cream or yellowish
habitat: Grows on other fungi

Cordyceps canadensis Ellis & Everhart Fruit body 310cm high, the fertile head is oval to subglobose, chestnut brown to blackish, set on a tough yellow-olivaceous stalk up to 1cm thick. Asci very long x 15. Spores breaking up into part-spores, 2050 x 35. Habitat mainly in pine woods parasitic on species of Elaphomyces buried just below the surface (shown here on E. granulatus). Season autumn. Uncommon. Not edible. Distribution, America and Europe.

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Cordyceps canadensis
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