Notes: On old pine resin in scar in crook of eastern white pine, near top of tree.
APOTHECIA: scattered distantly, tiny, orange with slightly lighter somewhat ragged rims, flat to slightly convex, very constricted below but not at all stipitate
PARAPHYSES: slender, orange-pigmented with oil, rounded tips, unbranched, not sticking together, IKI-
EPIHYMENIUM: POL+ white
EXCIPLE: hyaline and POL+ white at edge, orange inside, made of large elongate rounded oily hyphae in gelatinous matrix, radiating, same below hymenium
HYMENIUM orangish, IKI+ dark blue, tall, filled with oil droplets of various sizes 1-5 µm or thereabouts
ASCI: long cylindrical, smooth, evenly thickened IKI+ dark blue wall, ruptures at tip but no clear dehiscence
SPORE: many per ascus, perfectly round, smooth, ~2 µm, IKI-or slightly golden, (2.68)2.82+/-0.16(3.08) µm (N=7)
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I was looking for weird lichens, to be honest, but weird ascos will do in a pinch!
not only by the presentation, but also finding it.
This tiny species is usually just found by people who know it and are particularly looking for it :-)
Created: 2010-04-05 03:51:39 CDT (-0400)
Last modified: 2010-04-05 11:12:55 CDT (-0400)
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