Observation 213859: Scutellinia legaliae Lohmeyer & Häffner
When: 2014-06-01
(54.9° 0.58° 100m)

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Based on microscopic features: Round spores with long sharp spines

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Microscope and Stains
By: Malcolm (Flaxton)
2015-08-25 05:53:43 PDT (-0700)

I have two Nikon scopes an SMZ645 dissecting and a E400 Eclipse compound.
To stand any chance of identifying Scutellinia you need to use Lactophenol Cotton Blue. It has the same effect as Meltzers on Russula and Lactarius spores in that the stain is taken up by the ornamentation. With S legaliae the ornamentation is so big it is less important but in most of the others it is vital to use LCB.

What microscope are you using?
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2015-08-24 16:25:57 PDT (-0700)

What stains?

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