Ophiocordyceps michiganensis (Mains) G.H. Sung, J.M. Sung, Hywel-Jones & Spatafora

Taxonomy
Authority: 
(Mains) G.H. Sung, J.M. Sung, Hywel-Jones & Spatafora
Citation: 
Studies in Mycology 57: 44.
Synonymy: 

Cordyceps michiganensis Mains, Proc. Amer. Philos. Soc. 74: 266. 1934. 

Classification: 
Ophiocordyceps, Ophiocordycipitaceae, Hypocreales, Hypocreomycetidae, Sordariomycetes, Pezizomycotina, Ascomycota, Fungi
Type Locality: 
Michigan, USA
Morphology
Stroma: 

Stromata single or commonly in groups of 3 to 11, slender, acumenate, 1.5-2.5 x 0.2-0.4 mm, ocherous, on Coleopteran larvae usually buried in wood.

Perithecia: 

Perithecia superficial, scattered or crowded on upper part of stroma, broadly ovoid, 240-430 x 210-350 um, ocherous orange.

Asci: 

Asci cylindrical, 130-250 x 4-6 um, with 3-4 um apical cap.

Ascospores: 

Ascospores filiform, multiseptate, breaking into partspores.  Partspores 12-50 x 1-1.5 um.

Ecology
Host or Substrate: 

larva of Coleoptera

Known Distribution: 
United States of America
References
Page Author: 
Alisha Owensby