Observation 75009: Fungi Bartl.
When: 2011-08-02
Collection location: Sintra, Portugal [Click for map]
Who: zaca
No herbarium specimen

Notes: My fingers were black after contact with this specimen, observed in a wet day. I watched the spores under the microscope, but I could not even identify it at the genus level, in spite of the very distinctive spores. I can not even say if the fruting bodies are apothecia, perithecia or anything else.

Average dimensions of the spores:
Me = 30.8 × 14.8 µm ; Qe = 2.1 (N=35).

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The spores – II.
After drying.
The spores – I.
Details of the black structures.

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Maybe …
By: zaca
2011-09-01 14:30:15 CDT (-0400)

it’s a nonlichenized fungus. I observed the black structures under the microscope and found that they are perithecia-like having openings (one or more) which are variable in position (not central). I will upload some photos soon.

I’d say nonlichenized fungus
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2011-09-01 14:08:36 CDT (-0400)

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