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Scutellinia scutellata

Observed: 30th December 2012 By: MickETalbotMickETalbot’s reputation in Fungi and LichensMickETalbot’s reputation in Fungi and LichensMickETalbot’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
2012-12-30 Backies Woods 164
2012-12-30 Backies Woods 151
2012-12-30 Backies Woods 158

Growing on the edge of a piece chipboard.
ID onfirmed by Dorset.Mushrooms


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flaxton's picture

Scutellinia scutallata is the

Scutellinia scutallata is the most likely with those hairs and on that substrate but there are others that would also fit. Microscope needed.

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Re. Microscope.

Any chance you could explain the differences between the species..?

(Just airing my thoughts):)

All the best for 2013

D.M.H.'s picture

Going be hair length this is

Going be hair length this is s.scutellata. Microscopic detailed Spores (best viewed in lactophenol and cotton blue) 17-23 x 10.5-14 µ elliptical; smooth when immature, and remaining so for a long time--but in maturity prominently sculpted with warts and ribs extending to about 1 µ high; with several oil droplets. Paraphyses with swollen tips 6-10 µ across. Marginal hairs (the "eyelashes") 360-1600 x 20-50 µ; brownish in KOH; thick-walled; multi-septate; with branched bases


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Very enlightening...

Have a good day, it being the first of another 365.

Looks like its going to be sunshiny day here at Lincoln, might just have a walkabout, camera, tray, and stick to hand......


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My apology for the "s" D.M. I

My apology for the "s" D.M. I would of deleted the revised ID, but as you know, that cant be done, so I will put it up again.... :-/

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HiThere are others such as S

There are others such as S trechispora (which can have longer hairs than S scutallata) and S crinita or S decipiens that can be almost as long that it might be. As DM saidthe microscopic details are the deciding factor.