Hymenostilbe nutans

Hymenostilbe nutans

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Cordyceps Survey

It's almost 2 in the morning and in six hours I am off on a survey in the east of Bhutan. Bhutan is a tiny country of less than 50,000 square kilometres. Made smaller a few years back when the Chinese decided they needed a bit of it in the North!

Seven of us will travel in two vehicles 560 km. That is going to take three days! Welcome to travel in the mountainous Himalayas. In my car I am taking somebody who can share the driving with me. The last thing you want to do is fall asleep at the wheel on a narrow mountain road where the drop is over 500 metres.

I'm hoping to relocate a Cordyceps that we came across a few years back as this is almost certainly a new species with a very nice anamorph that would fit with Isaria amoenerosea.

Now it's time to get the bag packed, finish the beer and get a power nap.