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Fungi: Ascomycota: Sordariomycetes: Hypocreales: Ophiocordycipitaceae: Tolypocladium ophioglossoides (J.F. Gmel.) Quandt, Kepler & Spatafora 2014

Tolypocladium ophioglossoides – Goldenthread cordyceps

Synonyms: Clavaria parasitica, Clavaria radicosa, Cordyceps ophioglossoides, Cordyceps parasitica, Elaphocordyceps ophioglossoides, Hypoxylon radicosum, Sphaeria ophioglossoides, Sphaeria radicosa, Torrubia ophioglossoides, Torrubia parasitica.

Common name: goldenthread cordyceps.

Russian name: Korditseps ofioglossovidnyy.

Extract from Wikipedia article: Tolypocladium ophioglossoides, also known by two of its better known synonyms Elaphocordyceps ophioglossoides and Cordyceps ophioglossoides and commonly known as the goldenthread cordyceps, is a species of fungus in the family Ophiocordycipitaceae. It is parasitic on fruit bodies of the truffle-like Elaphomyces. The specific epithet ophioglossoides, derived from Ancient Greek, means "like a snake's tongue".

Photos of this mushroom from the area of St. Petersburg, Russia

Goldenthread cordyceps fungus (<B>Tolypocladium ophioglossoides</B>, Cordyceps ophioglossoides) collected during a mushroom excursion in Komarovo near Shchuchye Lake, north-west from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2016-09-17.htm">September 17, 2016</A>
LinkGoldenthread cordyceps fungus (Tolypocladium ophioglossoides, Cordyceps ophioglossoides) collected during a mushroom excursion in Komarovo near Shchuchye Lake, north-west from Saint Petersburg. Russia, September 17, 2016
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, Курортный район, посёлок Комарово, Озёрная улица
Goldenthread cordyceps (<B>Tolypocladium ophioglossoides</B>) in a spruce forest near Rappolovo and Toksovo, north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-09-01.htm">September 1, 2017</A>
LinkGoldenthread cordyceps (Tolypocladium ophioglossoides) in a spruce forest near Rappolovo and Toksovo, north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, September 1, 2017
Location on mapsЛенинградская область, Всеволожский район, Токсовское городское поселение
Goldenthread cordyceps (<B>Tolypocladium ophioglossoides</B>) in a spruce forest in moss near Rappolovo and Toksovo, north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-09-01.htm">September 1, 2017</A>
LinkGoldenthread cordyceps (Tolypocladium ophioglossoides) in a spruce forest in moss near Rappolovo and Toksovo, north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, September 1, 2017
Location on mapsЛенинградская область, Всеволожский район, Токсовское городское поселение
Goldenthread cordyceps mushrooms (<B>Tolypocladium ophioglossoides</B>) near Rappolovo and Toksovo, north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-09-01.htm">September 1, 2017</A>
LinkGoldenthread cordyceps mushrooms (Tolypocladium ophioglossoides) near Rappolovo and Toksovo, north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, September 1, 2017
Location on mapsЛенинградская область, Всеволожский район, Токсовское городское поселение
Goldenthread cordyceps mushrooms (<B>Tolypocladium ophioglossoides</B>) taken from a spruce forest west from Kavgolovskoe Lake near Toksovo, north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-09-01.htm">September 1, 2017</A>
LinkGoldenthread cordyceps mushrooms (Tolypocladium ophioglossoides) taken from a spruce forest west from Kavgolovskoe Lake near Toksovo, north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, September 1, 2017
Close up of goldenthread cordyceps fungus (<B>Tolypocladium ophioglossoides</B>) taken from a spruce forest west from Kavgolovskoe Lake near Toksovo, north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-09-01.htm">September 1, 2017</A>
LinkClose up of goldenthread cordyceps fungus (Tolypocladium ophioglossoides) taken from a spruce forest west from Kavgolovskoe Lake near Toksovo, north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, September 1, 2017

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Acknowledgements

Russian web-forums Planeta Gribov, V Kontakte, and Griby Sredney Polosy for learning names of local mushrooms.

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