Observation 171199: Scutellinia setosa (Nees) Kuntze

When: 2014-07-25

Collection location: University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA [Click for map]

Who: Josh Kielsmeier-Cook (Josh KC)

No specimen available

You could argue back and forth about the color being more orange-red or more orange-yellow but I think the size of the setae is the clincher. Also if you compare these photos with those of S. erinaceus these are darker than most S. erinaceus.

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Used references: Beug et al. “Ascomycetes of North America” : very small, largest not more than 2-3 mm, more of the orange-red of S. setosa than the orange-yellow of S. erinaceus
Based on microscopic features: Setae are 400-500 um long; key distinction btw S. erinaceus and S. setosa in Saccardo’s “Sylloge Fungorum VIII” 1889 pg. 182; also spores are smooth unlike many other verrucose Scutellinia specie spores; paraphyses filiform with tips containing orange granules

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


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