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 Add this item to the list   812302 Original description
   
Remarks (public):Differs from related Metacordyceps species mainly by its white stromata, unique host, short ascomata, and very short asci and ascospores. 
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Description:Stromata 42 mm long, 2–3 mm wide, growing from the head of Lepidoptera larva, simple, Stipe 17–20 mm long, 2–3 mm wide, flexuous, white to faint yellow. Fertile part on the upper 50% of the stromata, 18–20 mm long, 2–3 mm wide, cylindrical or obtuse, faint yellow, differentiated from stipe, without a sterile apex. Ascomata 402–476 × 136–193 μm ( = 439 × 164, n = 30), completely immersed, elongated or ampulliform, with the ostioles opening on the surface. Peridium 20–33 μm wide ( = 26, n = 60), comprising three layers. Asci 132–198 × 5.1–8.3 μm ( = 165 × 6.7, n = 60), 8–spored, hyaline, cylindrical, with a prominent apical cap. Apical cap 4.7–5.9 × 2.8–3.5 μm ( = 5.3 × 3.2, n = 60). Ascospores 122–166 × 1.4–2.1 μm ( = 144 × 1.8, n = 60), hyaline, filiform, smooth-walled, multiseptate with cells 4–5.6 μm long, not breaking into secondary ascospores. 
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