Ophiocordyceps amazonica (Henn.) G.H. Sung, J.M. Sung, Hywel-Jones & Spatafora

Taxonomy
Authority: 
(Henn.) G.H. Sung, J.M. Sung, Hywel-Jones & Spatafora
Citation: 
Studies in Mycology 57: 40.
Classification: 
Ophiocordyceps, Ophiocordycipitaceae, Hypocreales, Hypocreomycetidae, Sordariomycetes, Pezizomycotina, Ascomycota, Fungi
Type Locality: 
Rio Jurua, Brazil
Morphology
Stroma: 

 Stromata capitate, solitary to several, growing from the body of adult Orthoptera.  Stipe glabrous, equal, 20-25 mm in length, 1 mm thick, pallid to cream colored.  Fertile area globose to sub-globose, 2.5 - 3 mm in diameter, scarlet to pinkish.

 
Perithecia: 

Perithecia completely immersed, evenly distributed, ordinal, narrowly ovoid.

Asci: 

 Ascus cylindrical to sub-clavate, 130-150 x 3.5-4 um, with prominent apical cap.

 
Ascospores: 

 Ascospores disarticulating into partspores, 10 x 0.5-0.7 um.  

 
Ecology
Host or Substrate: 

 Adult of Acrididae (Orthoptera)

Known Distribution: 
Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana
Notes
Specimens Examined: 

 T. sanjuan 697

Page Author: 
Alisha Owensby, Tatiana Sanjuan