Observation 188866: Lacrymaria lacrymabunda (Bull.) Pat.

When: 2014-11-11

Collection location: Medford, Jackson Co., Oregon, USA [Click for map]

Who: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)

No specimen available

Growing on wood chips.
Spore print black.
Spores ~ 10.0-12.0 X 6.8-7.9 microns.

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Synonyms and Splitters
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2015-02-07 14:40:30 PST (-0800)

It’s interesting that MO lists L. lacrymabunda as a synonym of L. velutina. At least some people appear to treat them separately (I think Padamsee has sequences labeled as both in the last five years), and this paper http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3741517/
suggests that the authors believed in Smith and others’ distinction based on spore size and possibly ornamentation.

From the splitter’s perspective, the spore sizes of this collection put it in range of L. velutina

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