Observation 160766: Pertusaria hymenea (Ach.) Schaerer

When: 2014-02-22

Collection location: Serra de Montejunto, Portugal [Click for map]

Who: zaca

No specimen available

From the same place that observation 160716.


Microscopy: Apothecial section;
Microscopy: Asci;
Microscopy: Spores (Average dimensions: Me = 92.9 × 35.2 um ; Qe = 2.7 (N=26)).

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Recognized by sight
87% (1)
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My pleasure!
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2014-04-26 14:46:49 CDT (-0500)
Microscopy added.
By: zaca
2014-04-26 14:02:10 CDT (-0500)

Thanks again, Jason, for calling my attention to this observation.

This is also my feeling,
By: zaca
2014-04-24 17:20:56 CDT (-0500)

but I have to admit my mistakes. The worst is that I find no plausible explanation, for according to my records not picked any Lecanora that day.

Haha, I hate when that happens!
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2014-04-24 17:10:28 CDT (-0500)
Very embarrassing question!
By: zaca
2014-04-24 17:04:12 CDT (-0500)

Yes, it could and it was my first thought about it (more precisely, P. hymenea). But this is a very embarrassing question to me and I´m still trying to find the reason. After that first thought, when coming home I made a quick microscopic observation of something that was a Lecanora, but I didn´t record it because it was just to know if the initial guess was right or not. The question is that now I cannot find the specimen that I saw at that time and repeting the procedure for one of the specimens in the photos (I have samples from the specimens in photos 1 and 2) it clearly shows a Pertusaria sp.. I upload a photo of this quick observation and with some more time I will try to classify it.
My apologies for the mistake, but I can not explain better what happened.

Could this be Pertusaria, too?
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2014-04-23 22:37:10 CDT (-0500)

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