When: 2015-05-02

Collection location: Serra de São Mamede, Portugal [Click for map]

Who: zaca

No specimen available

Images

Microscopy: Section;
Microscopy: Hymenium (close up);
Microscopy: Asci and (poly)spores.

Proposed Names

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Recognized by sight
87% (1)
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Used references: British Flora
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Comments

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Microscopy added.
By: zaca
2015-07-07 14:55:32 PDT (-0700)

This observation was made in three steps:
1- First I looked to a recent post by Jason of Polysporina simplex (observation 208851) and had the feeling of “deja vu”; I looked into my files and found what I was looking for: Photos of a similar specimen, with which I created this observation;
2 – Today I could read the description of that species in the British Flora; All seemed to be OK.
3 – Fortunately, I had a very small sample and made the correspondent microscopy: BINGO.

With my current equipment I’m unable to measure so small spores; According to the British Flora, the dimensions for the spores of Polysporina simplex are: 3-5(5.5) x 1-1.5 um.