Elaphocordyceps intermedia (S. Imai) G.H. Sung, J.M. Sung, Spatafora

Taxonomy
Authority: 
(S. Imai) G.H. Sung, J.M. Sung, Spatafora
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: 37
Classification: 
Elaphocordyceps, Ophiocordycipitaceae, Hypocreales, Hypocreomycetidae, Sordariomycetes, Pezizomycotina, Ascomycota, Fungi
Type Locality: 
Mt. Kurodake, Ishikari province, Japan
Morphology
Stroma: 

Stroma simple, usually solitary, 70-90 mm long.  Fertile area capitate, 6-12 mm in diameter, brown to black in color, blackening when drying.  Stipe often longitudinally grooved, 2-4 mm thick, olive in color, dividing at the base into short, cottony rhizomorphs.

 
Asci: 

Asci cylindrical, very long, 10 um wide.

Ascospores: 

Ascospores filiform, subellipsoid to subcuboid, 3-7.5 x 2-3 um, yellow to hyaline, disarticulating into partspores.

Ecology
Host or Substrate: 

truffle genus Elaphomyces (Ascomycota)

Known Distribution: 
Japan
Notes
Commentary: 

Species so named by Imai due to its "intermediate form" between Elaphocordyceps capitata and E. ophioglossoides.

Originally found growing on Elaphomyces subvariegatus

Page Author: 
Alisha Owensby