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Ophiocordyceps ditmarii

Observed: 10th October 2013 By: PeachystevePeachysteve’s reputation in Fungi and LichensPeachysteve’s reputation in Fungi and LichensPeachysteve’s reputation in Fungi and LichensPeachysteve’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
Ophiocordyceps ditmarii.DSCN1457
Description:

This is the best image I could get, it was hard to focus on.
This appears to be Ophiocordyceps growing out of the remains of a fly host.
The stipe is long and spiralling, the cap is a darker colour and has a lumpy surface.
Possibly O. ditmarii

Identifications

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Some fungi are very poisonous so a mistaken ID could have serious consequences.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

marksteer's picture

Not sure of your naming!

Not sure of your naming! Possibly Paecilomyces farinosus. Don't know this species. Tomorrow on a Fungi Day locally where Cordyceps militaris has been seen!

The more I know the more I realise I don't know

marksteer's picture

OK found it on Wild About

OK found it on Wild About Britain - looks like you are correct!

The more I know the more I realise I don't know

Peachysteve's picture

Naming

Not sure of my naming either but my search for an ID took me to the same page.
iSpot gives a number of name options for these.