Observation 106203: Scutellinia scutellata group

When: 2012-08-20

Collection location: Trail 162, Cherokee National Forest, Monroe Co., Tennessee, USA [Click for map]

35.3214° -84.1442° 518m

Who: Christine Braaten (wintersbefore)

No specimen available

Found on fallen and well decayed Tsuga in mixed mesophytic forest.

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Marginal hairs brown in KOH mount.
Spores are smooth when immature, warted when mature.
Spores are smooth when immature, warted when mature.
Spores are smooth when immature, warted when mature.

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57% (1)
Used references: Beñat’s comments at Observation 26456: S. scutellata is a name commonly adopted since several years all around the world and given on a lot of photos on forum, on a lot of herbarium exsiccata without scopic studies. In fact, I have seen typus and a lot of collections, I have seen DNA results and I continue to send specimens for DNA study. And globally, the results are : the most common species on wood in the world is S. crinita (even in North America, I have study a lot of collections from US) and S. scutellata is a great complex but, often, rare species. So, give the name scutellata is an error at 99%. In fact, today, I don’t know the borders of this species and I’m unable to put this name on a collection. I call it simply “S. scutellata complex”. (emphasis added)

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