Observation 210778: Endococcus Nyl.

When: 2014-10-11

Collection location: Black Canyon, Humboldt Range, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [Click for map]

40.5436° -118.22° 1764m

Who: Jason Hollinger (jason)

Specimen available

on Collema fuscovirens and Leptogium plicatile on moss on limestone; bottom of shallow canyon with tall Artemisia and open juniper forest; perithecium subglobose, taller than wide, ±125um wide, black, mostly immersed in host thallus; spores 8 per ascus, 11-14×3.5-5um, 1-septate, fusiform, gray-brownish, very slightly asymmetric in some cases, smooth, very slightly constricted; hamathecium dissolving? but with many short periphyses dangling from top


at 30x, stacked, on Collema fuscovirens
at 40x, stacked, on Leptogium plicatile
spores and perithecia, in water, at 400x

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Apparently there are several Endococcus described from Collemataceae
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2015-07-20 22:03:09 WAT (+0100)

But I was advised to leave this as just Endococcus sp. until I had a chance to examine the type specimens of the known species(!) Works for me. :)

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