When: 2017-04-29

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

Who: zaca

No specimen available

See the notes of Observation 276021.
Here I consider the specimens seeming to belong to R. teichophila found in the same zone of the fence where before I found this species.


Microscopy: Spores (x1000, in water);
Sp. 1 and its KOH reaction;
Sp.1 – close up;
Sp. 2 and its KOH reaction;
Sp. 2 – close up;
Sp. 3.
Microscopy: Apothecal sections(x100, in water);
Microscopy: Algal cells young ascus and some spores (x1000, in water);
Microscopy: Spores-ink effect (x1000, in water);
Microscopy: Spores-pencil effect (x1000, in water);
Microscopy: Type-B (x1000, in water);
Microscopy: Parasite (in water);

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I have no walls left …
By: zaca
2017-05-15 23:59:17 CEST (+0200)

Thanks, Debbie.

science to art!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2017-05-15 23:38:44 CEST (+0200)

truly, you could frame that spore series and hang it on a wall!

Microscopy added.
By: zaca
2017-05-15 23:02:25 CEST (+0200)

According to the monograph by J. Sheard (page 13, available in Google Books) the Teichophila-type spores are characterized by septal and apical thickening with unusual variable locule shape and spore size during development. While in NA species the spore have all of type-A developmnet, he mentions that M. Giralt (2001) reported both type-A and type-B for R. teichophila. Looking to the photo labelled “Type-B” I think that one can infer type-B development in some of the spores (apical thickning start before the septum).

This specimen was parasitized by a fungus whose the only visible marks were some net of hyphae that can be seen in the attached photo labelled “Parasite”.

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