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Metacordyceps liangshanensis (M. Zang, D. Liu & R. Hu) G.H. Sung, J.M. Sung, Hywel-Jones & Spatafora

Taxonomy
Authority: 
(M. Zang, D. Liu & R. Hu) G.H. Sung, J.M. Sung, Hywel-Jones & Spatafora
Citation: 
Studies in Mycology 57: 35.
Classification: 
Metacordyceps, Clavicipitaceae, Hypocreales, Hypocreomycetidae, Sordariomycetes, Pezizomycotina, Ascomycota, Fungi
Type Specimen: 
KUN7723
Type Locality: 
Liangshan, Sichuan Province, China
Morphology
Stroma: 

Strama simple or more usually branch, arising from mouth of infected larva of Lepidoptera. Stipe slender and firm, usually curved, 20-30 x 1.5-2.3 mm. Fertile region cylindrical or clava, yellow brown, brown to black brown, with sterile terminal part.

Perithecia: 

Perithecia superficial, ellipsoid to ovoid, 400-740 x 300-450 um, brown.

Asci: 

Asci cylindrical, 260-480 x 8-12 um

Ascospores: 

Ascospores filiform, hyaline to pale brown,  multiseptate, 160-350 x 2.5-3.5 um, breaking up into fragments, 10-20 x 2.5-3.5

Ecology
Host or Substrate: 

on larva of Lepidoptera

Known Distribution: 
China
References
Page Author: 
Gi-Ho Sung, Ryan Kepler, Mingjun Chen