Observation 76617: Scutellinia kerguelensis (Berk.) Kuntze

When: 2011-09-17

Collection location: Bovec basin, East Julian Alps, Posočje, Slovenia [Click for map]

46.34027° 13.56032°

Who: amadej trnkoczy (amadej)

Specimen available

Code: Bot_522/2011_DSC9587

Habitat: Wet marsh, thicket of tall herbs and (mostly) Salix bushes, flat terrain, muddy ground, cretaceous clastic rock (flysh) bedrock, humid and shady place, partly protected from direct rain by tree canopies, average precipitations ~ 3.000 mm/year, average temperature 8-10 deg C, elevation 450 m (1.500 feet), alpine phytogeographical region.

Substratum: Water soaked, rotten branch of (probably) Salix sp., about 3 cm (1.2 inch) in diameter, laying on muddy ground.

Place: Bovec basin, Northeast of Bovec, Pod Trnjem place, East Julian Alps, Posočje, Slovenia EC

Comments: Growing in a group of several fruit bodies, sporocarp diameter up to ~6 mm. According to Ref.: (1) spores are so finely warty that warts cannot be seen at 1.000 oil magnification in water. Therefore spores seem smooth in my pictures.

Nikon D700 / Nikkor Micro 105mm/f2.8

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57% (1)
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Recognized by sight
Used references: (1) J.Breitenbach, F.Kraenzlin, Eds., Fungi of Switzerland, Vol.1. Verlag Mykologia (1984), p 96.
(2) M. Svrček 1971, Ueber einige Arten der Diskomycetengattung Scultellinia, Ceska Myko., 25, pp 77-87.
(3) http://www.funghi-bormio.it/...
(4) http://www.errotari.com/Micologiaeuskera/especie.php?4524
Based on microscopic features: Dimensions: 24.2 (SD = 1.4) x 16.1 (SD = 0.8) micr., Q = 1.5 (SD = 0.1), n = 14. Motic B2-211A, magnification 1.000 x, oil, in water. Hairs are about 300 microns long.

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