Isaria amoene-rosea Henn.
Family: Cordycipitaceae
Isaria amoene-rosea image
Nigel Hywel-Jones  
Mata, M., D. Penjor and S. Pradham. 2010. Fungi of Bhutan. National Mushroom Centre, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, Thimphu, Bhutan.

Local name: No local name known

Edibility: Too small and inconspicuous for culinary purposes.

Habitat: On beetle adults (Coleoptera) in the leaf litter or attached to aerial plant material (eg living leaves and branches).

Description: Stroma: Red to reddish-pink, 2-10 mm long and up to 150 µm diam., solitary or multiple, irregularly branched becoming white with conidia. Conidiophores: Smooth-walled, hyaline, with densely clustered phialides, up to 150 µm long x 2.5-4 µm wide. Phialides: 4-8 µm  long x 1.5-3 µm wide. Conidia: Sub-globose to ellipsoideal, hyaline, smooth-walled, 2.5-4.5 µm long x 1.5-2.5 µm wide.

Comments: This species was first described from Brazil but has been recorded throughout the tropics. It has a wide but sparse distribution throughout Asia. It is found in forest up to 2200 metres in Bhutan.