Observation 99034: Scutellinia (Cooke) Lambotte
When: 2012-07-02
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Eyelash fungus on Alnus rubra(red alder) log-at the edge of B lot TESC.

Temp: 65, raining.

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus

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Thanks Irene-
By: Drew Henderson (Hendre17)
2012-07-04 16:18:08 CDT (-0400)

I wish I would have brought home a few of these to check spore information :(

I am definitely going to record/post spore info for any Scutellinia in the future.

As always, your information and guidance is a wonderful asset here on MO.

Much appreciated :)

Thank you for your continued help!

To be certain
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2012-07-04 02:47:39 CDT (-0400)

you need to look at the spores (size, shape and ornamentation) and base of the hairs.
But they aren’t that many to choose from, if they are growing on wood, and the colour is similar to scutellata. Most Scutellinia species are smaller and growing on soil.

S. umbrorum is one possibility here, a little smaller (3-8mm) and not as bright red as scutellata. Another one is S. cejpii.

But also scutellata has a few lookalikes with long eyelashes and bright red hymenium. A pity that most obses of it don’t show micro characters.

Thanks Irene-
By: Drew Henderson (Hendre17)
2012-07-03 17:58:43 CDT (-0400)

Any suggestion of other (less hirsute margin’d) Scutellinia from WA? I checked out a few Scutellinia keys for the PNW but many have similar characteristics. Hard to tell. This cluster was found on a fallen red alder. Appreciate your keen eyes on this one :)

Eyelashes
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2012-07-03 07:08:00 CDT (-0400)

look too short for scutellata

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