Amazon & Yungas Cordyceps - Mushroaming Bolivia 2014

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Ophiocordyceps melolonthae 

O. melolonthae is applied to species that produce a bright yellow stroma parasitizing on the larva of the Hercules beetle.
Ophiocordyceps melolonthae photographed in situ (left) above Yolosa near Coroico in about 1400m in early February 2014, Yungas Bolivia

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Cross section showing the fully-embedded perithecia of Ophiocordyceps melolonthae lined up along the outside.




Last edited on Fri, December 12, 2014, 6:27 pm