In wooded copse amongst sand dunes and heathland.
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No interactions present.
Could be one of a few different Scutellinia species, they are not easy to tell apart.I have just been trying to key one out microscopically.
What key are you using?
It is a photocopy of a key in a mycology journal given to me by a friend.It relies on the spore ornamentation in mature spores so I think I am being led awry a bit. At any rate it is quite confusing for a beginner.
How many species in the key?
18 I think
Do you mind telling me which Mycology journal I would like to get hold of a copy
I just have the sheet of paper but I can photocopy it for you if you like.
That would be good. I already have one but it would be good to compare and contrast.
The journal may have been Mycological Research (see http://goo.gl/ez8UW). Trond Schumacher authored a 1990 monograph on this genus and it's probably his key.
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