Observation 168576: Scutellinia scutellata group (Site ID) (Scutellinia)

On a log and branches, at creekside, in a mixed forest.

Cups up to 8 mm, with hairs up to 1.6 mm.

Asci ~200 × 20. Paraphyses red, ~8 microns at tips. Spores 18-21 × 12-14. Mature spores look smooth even at 100x (in cotton blue).

Septa can be seen on some but not all hairs. Long hairs do not have visible septa.

Species Lists


In water.
Cotton blue, then KOH.
Furcate hair base, septa.

Proposed Names

85% (1)
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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Created: 2014-06-28 07:54:24 CEST (+0200)
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