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.
Along Pipeline Road, Soberania National Park, Panama. 21 January 2012.