Scutellinia sp.
Scutellinia sp.
Setae on edge
Setae
Bi-furcate base
Tri-furcate base
Ascospores
Amyloid paraphyses reaction
Asci and paraphyses
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Ascospore (Cotton blue stain)
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Scutellinia aff. umbrorum (Fr.) Lambotte, 1887
Description: Solitary to scattered on soil, small-sized fruiting body, coloured orange with dark coloured equally sized (approx.) setae at the margin, smooth internally; 10-13mm diameter.

Microscopy:
Setae: Medium sized setae (400-800µm x 22-28µm), thick-walled, aciculate, septate, bi- and tri-furcate at base.
Paraphyses: Long, thin with inflated tips, pale coloured some with orange brown internal pigment, septate, amyloid changing to a greenish colour; 285-324µm x 8-10µm.
Asci: Large, transparent, rounded tips, inamyloid with 8 ascospores; 245-275µm x 15-19µm.
Ascospores: Ellipsoid-ovoid, tuberculate, but tubercules are difficult to resolve; 15.8-18.9µm x 11.4-13.4µm, Q=1.29-1.46, Qm=1.38
CS231 Wied il-Luq (21/3/11)
Setae on edge
Setae
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Bi- & tri-furcate septal base
Paraphyses in Melzer's
Asci and paraphyses
Ascospores
Ascospore
(Cotton Blue stain)
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