Ophiocordyceps mrciensis (Aung, J.C. Kang, Z.Q.Liang, Soytong & K.D. Hyde) G.H. Sung, J.M. Sung, Hywel-Jones & Spatafora 2007

Taxonomy
Authority: 
(Aung, J.C. Kang, Z.Q.Liang, Soytong & K.D. Hyde) G.H. Sung, J.M. Sung, Hywel-Jones & Spatafora 2007
Citation: 
Sung, G.-H.; Hywel-Jones, N.L.; Sung, J.-M.; Luangsa-ard, J.J.; Shrestha, B.; Spatafora, J.W., 2007, Studies in Mycology 57: 45
Synonymy: 

Cordyceps mrciensis Aung, J.C. Kang, Z.Q.Liang, Soytong & K.D. Hyde, Mycotaxon 97: 236. 2006.  

Classification: 
Ophiocordyceps, Ophiocordycipitaceae, Hypocreales, Hypocreomycetidae, Sordariomycetes, Pezizomycotina, Ascomycota, Fungi
Type Specimen: 
TMAH 0001
Type Locality: 
Thailand, Chiang Mai, Mae Taeng, T. Pa Pae, Bahn Pha Daeng, 128 Moo 3, Mushroom Research Centre
Morphology
Stroma: 

Stomata arising from abdomen of infected spider, filiform, 5-12 mm long, light brown, branching. Fertile part black, with a 4 mm long sterile appendage.

Perithecia: 

Perithecia superficial, elongate to ellipsoid, 210-375 x 150-180 µm, some with a short neck, about 120 x 30 µm.

Asci: 

Asci filiform, 8-spored, 135-305 x 9-15 µm; caps of asci 4.2-6.6 µm high, 5.4-8.4 µm wide.

Ascospores: 

Ascospores filiform, 185-435 x 3-5 µm, not breaking into secondary ascospores, septate at 3.6-21 µm intervals.

Ecology
Host or Substrate: 

on spider.

Known Distribution: 
Thailand
Page Author: 
Gi-Ho Sung