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

Taxonomy
Authority: 
(Kobayasi) G.H. Sung, J.M. Sung & Spatafora
Citation: 
Studies in Mycology 57: 38.
Classification: 
Elaphocordyceps, Ophiocordycipitaceae, Hypocreales, Hypocreomycetidae, Sordariomycetes, Pezizomycotina, Ascomycota, Fungi
Type Locality: 
Mt. Torihara, Asahi, Yamagata prefecture, Japan.
Morphology
Stroma: 

Stromata solitary, simple, 100 mm in height, arising from the head of cicada nymphs.  Stipe twisted, 3-4 mm wide, glabrous, not connected to host by rhizomorphs, white to pale yellow.  Fertile part clavate, pear shaped, elongate, subcompressed, 10-80 mm in length, 10 mm thick, rounded at the tip, clear dilineation from stipe, dark olive green in color, densley punctate with ostioles, which are paler in color than the rest of the clava.

 
Perithecia: 

Perithecia oblong with elongated neck, 680-740 x 290-340 um.

Asci: 

Asci cylindrical, 9 um wide, with apical cap, 5 um in width.

Ascospores: 

Partspores are cuboid, 1.5-2.5 x 1.5-1.7 um.

Ecology
Host or Substrate: 

nymph of cicada (Hemiptera)

Known Distribution: 
Japan
Page Author: 
Alisha Owensby