When: 2017-04-29

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

Who: zaca

No specimen available

These weekend fiels trips were very productive in specimens of Rhizocarpon.
Here I consider a particular specimen of a non-yellow species and attach a photo set of the similar material collected, some of which will be considered in forthcoming observations.


Microscopy: Spores (x1000, in lactophenol blue);
Close up;
Material collected (the specimen considered here is in line 3 column 3).
Photo collage with the specimens in the last photo (specimen in the top left corner).
Chemical reactions;
Microscopy: Apothecial sections (x100, in water);
Microscopy: The evolution of the K reaction on section (x100, in water); there was an intense yellow reaction that the photos do not document very well;
Microscopy: Young asci (x400, in KOH);
Microscopy: Spores and paraphyss (x400, in KOH);
Microscopy: Asci, spores and paraphyses (x1000, in lactophenol blue);
Microscopy: Asci (x1000, in lactophenol blue);
Microscopy: Spores at diverse stages of maturity (x1000, in lactophenol blue).

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Based on chemical features: Medulla I+ violet/blue
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Microscopy added.
By: zaca
2017-05-14 03:25:21 CST (+0800)

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