Observation 210157: Lecidella stigmatea (Ach.) Hertel & Leuckert
When: 2015-07-12
Who: zaca
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Growing in a mixture of soil and rock.
Thallus inapparent; very distinctive apothecia, resembling those of some Buellia sp..

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Microscopy: Section and details of the exciple and epithecium;
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Microscopy: Asci and spores.

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Indeed, unexpected.
By: zaca
2015-07-16 14:28:18 CDT (-0400)

Spores:
(10.7) 12.7 – 16.9 (17.9) x (6.8) 7.3 – 9.7 (10.2) µm
Q = (1.1) 1.4 – 2.2 (2.5) ; N = 38
Me = 15.1 × 8.4 µm ; Qe = 1.8

Wow, that’s not what I was guessing!
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2015-07-16 14:06:10 CDT (-0400)

Demonstrates that it’s always worth doing microscopy on these “black button” crusts. Thanks for sharing as always.

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