Observation 168576: Scutellinia scutellata group
When: 2014-06-22

Notes: On a log and branches, at creekside, in a mixed forest.

Cups up to 8 mm, with hairs up to 1.6 mm.

Asci ~200 × 20. Paraphyses red, ~8 microns at tips. Spores 18-21 × 12-14. Mature spores look smooth even at 100x (in cotton blue).

Septa can be seen on some but not all hairs. Long hairs do not have visible septa.

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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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