Elaphocordyceps inegoensis (Kobayasi) G.H. Sung, J.M. Sung & Spatafora

Taxonomy
Authority: 
(Kobayasi) G.H. Sung, J.M. Sung & Spatafora
Citation: 
Sung, G.-H.; Hywel-Jones, N.L.; Sung, J.-M.; Luangsa-ard, J.J.; Shrestha, B.; Spatafora, J.W., 2007, Studies in Mycology 57: 37
Classification: 
Elaphocordyceps, Ophiocordycipitaceae, Hypocreales, Hypocreomycetidae, Sordariomycetes, Pezizomycotina, Ascomycota, Fungi
Type Locality: 
Inego, Katta-gun, Miyagi prefecture, Japan
Morphology
Stroma: 

Stroma solitary, cylindrical, fleshy, arising from the head of cicada nymph.  Stipe somewhat curved, glabrous, equal, and 90 mm in length.  Fertile area cylindrical 50 mm long and 6 mm thick, apex rounded, olivaceous in color, densely aggregated ostiole apparent, with smooth connection to stipe. 

 
Perithecia: 

Perithecia superficial to partially immersed, 520-550 x 260-280 um, olive in color, pear-shaped, dense, and ordinally arranged.

Asci: 

Asci 400-450 x 7-7.5 um, narrowed toward ascus cap.  Apical cap prominent, 5-6.5 um in diameter.

Ascospores: 

Partspores cylindric, truncate on both ends, short, 2.5-3 x 2 um.

Ecology
Host or Substrate: 

nymph of cicada (Hemiptera)

Known Distribution: 
Japan
Page Author: 
Alisha Owensby