When: 2018-11-01

Collection location: Boyd Big Tree Conservation Area, Dauphin Co., Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: billyd

No specimen available

Notes:
Small (1-2 × 1-2 mm) apothecia fruiting in clusters from a well decayed hardwood log. Hairs underneath cup. Hairs multifurcate at base, multiseptate. Spores ellipsoid, smooth, eguttulate, hyaline. Asci cylindrical, inamyloid, 8-spored, unitunicate. Paraphyses slender, with apical thickening measuring 6-7 um across at tip.
Spore measure:(20.2) 20.24 – 22 (24.1) × (12.3) 12.4 – 13.3 (13.4) µm
Q = (1.5) 1.6 – 1.76 (1.8) ; N = 10
Me = 21.5 × 12.8 µm ; Qe = 1.7
Asci measure:(284.8) 301.2 – 335.1 (340) × (14.9) 16 – 18.4 (20.4) µm
Q = (13.9) 16.4 – 21.3 (22.5) ; N = 6
Me = 316.5 × 17.3 µm ; Qe = 18.6

Images

Lactophenol blue
Paraphyses water
Paraphyses water
1000x Lactophenol blue

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another nicely documented Scutellinia
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2018-11-07 04:45:46 EST (-0500)

always a pleasure to see. /thumbs up

Thanks for your input Flaxton
By: billyd
2018-11-06 14:35:10 EST (-0500)
Spore size
By: Malcolm (Flaxton)
2018-11-06 05:06:20 EST (-0500)

Although the spores are a bit bigger than the dimensions quoted in Schumacher everything else fits.

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