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Tolypocladium capitatum
Round-headed truffle-club

Distribution: North America

Habitat: Coniferous forests.

Substrate: Soil (underground truffles)

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Identification Notes:

Grows on truffles of the genus Elaphomyces. Long narrow yellow stipe. Cap is brown, egg-shaped, pimpled. No gills or pores.

Accepted Name:
Tolypocladium capitatum (Holmskjold) Quandt, Kepler & Spatafora
Publication: Quandt, CA; Kepler, RM; Gams, W; Araujo, J; Ban S; Evans, HC; Hughes, D; Humber,R; Hywel-Jones, N; Li, Z; Luangasa-ard, JJ; Rehner, SA; Sanjuan, T; Sato, H; Shrestha, B; Sung, G-H; Yao, Y-J; Zare, R; Spatafora, JW. 2014. Phylogenetic-based nomenclatural proposals for Ophiocordycipitaceae (Hypocreales) with new combinations in Tolypocladium. IMA FUNGUS. 5(1):121-134 2014.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Tolypocladium capitatum in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database

CalPhotos: Tolypocladium capitatum photos

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