Observation 102728: Xylographa

When: 2012-07-22

Collection location: Lourinhã, Portugal [Click for map]

Who: zaca

No specimen available

Growing on the roots of a shrub.
Spores brown (in NH4OH), broadly ellipsoid, 1-septate, no or only slightly constricted at septum, with average dimensions of 14.7 × 8.8 µm (N=24).

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Based on microscopic features
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Used references: Due to similarity with observation 103548 by Jason Hollinger.

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You are right, it doesn’t seem lichenized.
By: zaca
2012-08-02 18:36:59 CDT (-0400)

You proposal is good, I can’t see nothing better. However, the spores are a bit too wide.

Apparently not
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2012-08-02 13:21:39 CDT (-0400)

Brown septate spores are typically Physciaceae (consider Cyphelium maybe? I doubt it), but I wonder in this case if it’s even lichenized. The asci don’t look like typical Lecanoromycetes. British Flora suggests Melaspilea. Plausible. M. bagliettoana (known from Britain and Morocco) is “probably not obligately lichenized”.

Jason, do you know …
By: zaca
2012-08-02 11:22:10 CDT (-0400)

any Xylographa sp. with 1-septate spores?

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