Fungus-ridden Cellar Spider found in the basement
Habitat: Old Growth TSHE. CWD very abundant
Growth Habit: Solitary to clumping
Substrate: Elaphomyces granulatus
Growth Characteristics: Dry, course to bumpy cap. Yellow stem. Elaphomyces difficult to extract intact.
Brown irregular shaped cap
This was on the bottom of a leaf, growing downwards. I held the leaf upside-down to take the photo.
The fungus grows from the body of an insect. The insect is not visible at first, usually buried in moss or rotten wood.