Cordyceps capitata

Chris Schadt gash at
Sun Oct 30 12:02:04 EST 1994

I am taking an general mycology course this quarter and we recently ran 
across this "truffle eating" fungus on the Olympic penninsula of 
Washington State.  Arora's book "Mushrooms Demystified" says it might 
possibly be worth eating, but he could find no literature on it.  My lab 
TA said he had read that it or another Cordyceps and the truffle host 
were used ritually (in Australia?).  My question for the newsgroup is: 
does anybody know of or have access to any references on the subject and 
Does the parasitic fungus or the truffle or the fungus and truffle or 
neither have hallucinogenic properties? Thanks for any responses.

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