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Ascopolyporus sp. (Corducipitataceae) growing in Chivor above Sta Maria, Boyaca, Colombia

Ascopolyporus Chivor DW Ms.jpg tiny Moelleriella fruiting bodies seen on a leaf in ChivorThumbnailsA tiny, agaric with a top attached stipe growing from a dead plant stemtiny Moelleriella fruiting bodies seen on a leaf in ChivorThumbnailsA tiny, agaric with a top attached stipe growing from a dead plant stemtiny Moelleriella fruiting bodies seen on a leaf in ChivorThumbnailsA tiny, agaric with a top attached stipe growing from a dead plant stemtiny Moelleriella fruiting bodies seen on a leaf in ChivorThumbnailsA tiny, agaric with a top attached stipe growing from a dead plant stemtiny Moelleriella fruiting bodies seen on a leaf in ChivorThumbnailsA tiny, agaric with a top attached stipe growing from a dead plant stemtiny Moelleriella fruiting bodies seen on a leaf in ChivorThumbnailsA tiny, agaric with a top attached stipe growing from a dead plant stem

This interesting Cordyceps relative parasitizes aphids. However, most of its resources it receives from the plant , often a bamboo stem, the aphid tapped into before having a fungal infection. The aphid turns basically into a straw for the Ascopolyporus.