Elaphocordyceps rouxii (Cand.) G.H. Sung, J.M. Sung & Spatafora

Taxonomy
Authority: 
(Cand.) G.H. Sung, J.M. Sung & Spatafora
Citation: 
Studies in Mycology 57: 37.
Synonymy: 

Cordyceps rouxii Cand., Mycotaxon 4: 544. 1976. 

Classification: 
Elaphocordyceps, Ophiocordycipitaceae, Hypocreales, Hypocreomycetidae, Sordariomycetes, Pezizomycotina, Ascomycota, Fungi
Type Locality: 
Pau region of France
Morphology
Stroma: 

Stromata 30-160 mm in height, solitary or occasionally in clusters growing directly from the fruiting bodies of Elaphomyces spp.  Fertile part clavate to capitate, brown-black to dark gray, 6-12 mm in diameter, with ostioles slightly visible, and distinctly separted from the stipe.  Stipe often twisted or contorted, olive-gray above ground and white below. 

 
Perithecia: 

Perithecia crowded, immersed, ordinal, and ovoid, 400-500 x 200-280 um. 

Asci: 

Asci cylindrical, 250-320 x 7-10 um, with prominent cap.

Ascospores: 

Ascospores cylindrical, multiseptate, disarticulating into part-spores.

Ecology
Host or Substrate: 

on truffles in the genus Elaphomyces

References
Page Author: 
Alisha Owensby