Phylum:Ascomycota >> Class: Ascomycetes >>  Order: Hypocreales 
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 Scientific Name: Cordyceps pseudolloydii

Cordyceps pseudolloydii Evans & Samson, Trans. Br. Mycol. Soc. 82: 133. 1984.

 Description: Infected dolichoderine ant host covered with dense mycelium, particularly at site attaching to substratum, greyish yellow (4B4-5) to light yellow (4A4-5), 3.6-6.0 μm in width. Thallus within host white to yellowish white (4A2), composed of intercalary hyphal bodies. Hyphal bodies typically ovoid, sometimes globose to subglobose, occasionally irregular, 19.8-32.5 × 12.5-22.6 μm, thick-walled (2.0-4.0 μm). Ascostromata mostly single, stipitate arising from dorsal neck region of the host, occasionally dichotomously branched, capitate. Stipe clavate, wider towards fertile apex, 0.7-3.0 × 0.2-0.5 mm, white, becoming golden yellow (5C7-8) to brownish yellow (5B7), darkening in age. Fertile head terminal, hemispherical or oblate globoid, sometimes slightly flattened, light orange to orange (5A5-6), about 1.0 mm wide, 0.8 mm thick, upper surface roughened, lateral surface, ridged and furrowed. Perithecia semi-erumpent, flask-shaped to widely ovoid, 360-560 × 130-200 μm, thick-walled (20-26 μm), ostiole prominent. Asci 8-spored, narrow cylindrical, 270-390 × 6.3-8.7 μm, apex thickened, capitate, 6.8-7.9 μm wide, 3.7-5.4 μm thick. Ascospores filiform, multiseptate, 250-360 × 1.6-2.4 μm, readily breaking into partspores. Partspores with frilled ends, becoming slightly narrower to truncate ends, 4.2-12.7 × 1.6-2.4 μm, ellipsoidal to cylindrical, hyaline, smooth-walled.

Taiwan, Pingtung County, Manchou, Nanjenshan, on dolichoderine ant, Dolichoderus bituberculatus, Dolichoderinae, Formicidae, Hymenoptera, Hy.43, 1 Mar 1995, L. S. Hsieh.

 Habitat: on dolichoderine ant.

Taiwan, Japan.


Tzean, SS et al. 1997.


S. S. Tzean and L. S. Hsieh

 Note: newly recorded species.