Observation 83548: Otidea (Pers.) Bonord.

When: 2011-11-24

Collection location: Parque de Monsanto, Lisboa, Portugal [Click for map]

Who: zaca

No specimen available

Average dimensions of the spores:
Me = 12.1 × 6.7 µm ; Qe = 1.8 (N=36).

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By: zaca
2013-01-15 14:45:01 CST (-0500)

If it happens to find it again, I’ll contact you. Thanks, Nicola, for your interest in my ascomycetes.

By: Nicolas VAN VOOREN (NicoV)
2013-01-15 04:00:21 CST (-0500)

Well, it is very strange, because uniguttulate spores are rare on Otidea. It can occur on some spores but never on all spores as on your micropictures.
If you find again this species, in the same locality, I would be interested in its study.

The micropictures were taken
By: zaca
2013-01-11 14:00:06 CST (-0500)

on fresh specimens (the day after of the observation).
Thanks, Nicolas, for your comment.

Probably Otidea alutacea
By: Nicolas VAN VOOREN (NicoV)
2013-01-11 09:12:04 CST (-0500)

Fresh specimens looks like O. alutacea, and the spore shape (oblong) is characteristic, but in the same time spores are uniguttulate! Did you take micropictures on fresh specimens or dried?

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