Ophiocordyceps clavata (Kobayasi & Shimizu) G.H. Sung, J.M. Sung, Hywel-Jones & Spatafora

Taxonomy
Authority: 
(Kobayasi & Shimizu) 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: 
Mt. Kiyozumi, Chiba prefecture, Japan
Morphology
Stroma: 

 Stromata clavate to corniform or irregular, 4-5 x 0.7-1.2 mm, one to many arising from Coleopteran larvae.  Fertile area composed of lateral or terminal pads of perithecia, or both occurring on the same stipe, light buff to palid. 

 
Perithecia: 

 Perithecia densely aggregated, pseudoimmersed, ovoid, 420-550 x 230-330 um.

Asci: 

 Asci cylindrical, apical cap 3 um in diameter.

Ascospores: 

 Ascospores disarticulating into partspores. Partspores truncate, 5-9 x 1.5 um.

Ecology
Host or Substrate: 

on larva of Coleoptera

References
Page Author: 
Alisha Owensby, Gi-Ho Sung