Observation 293621: Scutellinia (Cooke) Lambotte

When: 2017-08-24

Collection location: Bald Mountain Recreation Area, Lake Orion, Michigan, USA [Click for map]

Who: Huafang

No specimen available

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60% (2)
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Based on microscopic features
85% (1)
Recognized by sight
50% (1)
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Mix up
By: Malcolm (Flaxton)
2017-10-13 19:05:03 CST (+0800)

Sorry for the mix-up. Yes even with the full microscopic set-up and all the current literature it is often not possible to come to a firm conclusion. In this case I think S setosa is by far the most likely.

I was talking about the fruit bodies less than 3mm.
By: Huafang
2017-10-13 18:58:43 CST (+0800)

The other comment mentioned how difficult to identify Scutellinia even with microscope and chemical application.

By: Malcolm (Flaxton)
2017-10-13 15:50:18 CST (+0800)

I was asking the size of the fruit bodies not the spores so no need for a scope.

Less than 3mm
By: Huafang
2017-10-13 08:23:04 CST (+0800)

My microcope skill is very limited. It seems to me I won’t be able to identify them.

By: Malcolm (Flaxton)
2017-10-12 15:47:17 CST (+0800)

It does actually look like S setosa. How big were they?

Scutellina species
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2017-10-10 05:14:21 CST (+0800)

are notoriously difficult to ID, the one exception (to my knowledge) being S. setosa, whose tiny apothecia and smooth (unornamented) spores make it distinct. a detailed examination of hair basis and spore ornamentation in lactophenol cotton blue is necessary to attempt an ID, with no guarantees.

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