Cordyceps bifusispora O.E. Erikss. 1982

Taxonomy
Authority: 
O.E. Erikss.
Citation: 
O.E. Erikss. , Mycotaxon 15: 185.
Classification: 
Cordyceps s. s., Cordycipitaceae, Hypocreales, Hypocreomycetidae, Sordariomycetes, Pezizomycotina, Ascomycota, Fungi
Type Locality: 
Vasterbotten, Umea, Klabbole, Sweden
Morphology
Stroma: 

Stromata simple or compound, clavate to cylindrical, white to yellowish, slightly tomentose, fleshy, arising from Noctuid (Lepidoptera) larvae.   Stipe narrowly subcylindrical, 13 x 0.5-0.7 mm.  Fertile area cylindric fusiform, 6 x 1.3 mm.  

 
Perithecia: 

 Perithecia obpyriform, immersed, yellowish, 300 um in height, 150-170 um wide, 

 
Asci: 

 Asci 200-220 x 3-4.5 um, cylindrical.

 
Ascospores: 

 Ascospores in the shape of a bola, or bifusoid, 145-220 in length, central part filiform about 0.4 um wide, terminal parts narrowly fusiform, about 30 x 1.6 um and 3 septate.

Ecology
Host or Substrate: 

Pupae of Lepidoptera: Noctuidae

Known Distribution: 
China, Japan, Korea, Sweden
References
Page Author: 
Alisha Owensby, Ryan Kepler