Observation 165193: Scutellinia scutellata group (Site ID) (Scutellinia)

Herbarium_Specimen(s): UBC F26589
Original_Herbarium_Label: Scutellinia scutellata (L.) Lambotte
Location: Victoria, Saanich Peninsula, Observatory Hill
location_detail: E slope below the Observatory Rd., just below the hairpin curve
Habitat: mixed forest with Pseudotsuga menziesii, Acer macrophyllum, Thuja plicata
Host/Substrate: on rotten wood on ground
Date: 2008-06-17
Collector(s): Oluna Ceska
Identified_by: Oluna Ceska
Other: Original Herbarium Label: Scutellinia scutellata (L.) Lambotte

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Used references: Beñat’s comments at Observation 26456: S. scutellata is a name commonly adopted since several years all around the world and given on a lot of photos on forum, on a lot of herbarium exsiccata without scopic studies. In fact, I have seen typus and a lot of collections, I have seen DNA results and I continue to send specimens for DNA study. And globally, the results are : the most common species on wood in the world is S. crinita (even in North America, I have study a lot of collections from US) and S. scutellata is a great complex but, often, rare species. So, give the name scutellata is an error at 99%. In fact, today, I don’t know the borders of this species and I’m unable to put this name on a collection. I call it simply “S. scutellata complex”. (emphasis added)

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