Scutellinia sinosetosa W.Y. Zhuang & Zheng Wang, Mycotaxon 69: 352 (1998) FIGURE 23

MycoBank number: MB 447085; Index Fungorum number: IF 447085; Facesoffungi number: FoF 12607.

Saprobic on soil. Sexual morph: Apothecia 5−8 mm broad, up to 3 mm high, scattered to gregarious, with brown, rigid, straight, tapering hairs, sessile. Receptacle concave, receptacle surface orange red, covered brown setae, margin conspicuous, entire with hairs. Hymenium orange red. Ectal excipulum 175−235 µm, of textura angularis to textura globulosa, yellowish to brownish, 55−80 × 40−70 μm cells; outermost cells elongate to forming brownish hypha hairs (rooting hairs), especially close to base, 13−20 μm; with up to 350 μm long, 35 μm broad, dark brown, septate, setose hairs with simple or furcate base, and pointed end. Medullary excipulum 70−150 μm, composed of textura intricata, 7−11 µm broad hyaline hyphae. Paraphyses 2−4 µm broad, filiform, with yellowish pigments, exceeding the asci slightly, apex enlarged, 6−9 µm broad. Asci 240−270× 14−18 μm, 8-spored, cylindrical, operculate, inamyloid. Ascospores [20/1/1, in H2O] (16.2−) 18.1−21.0 (−21.6) × (12.2−) 12.6−14.0 (−14.4) (Q = 1.28−1.58, Q = 1.48±0.09) (excluding ornamentation), ellipsoid, hyaline, uniseriate, equilateral, rounded at the ends, uniguttulata to biguttulate, ornamented with low indistinct irregular raised, interconnected to form a reticulation, sometime containing one de Bary bubble. Asexual morph: Unknown.

FIGURE 23. Scutellinia sinosetosa. a–c Typic mature specimens. d Ectal excipulum. e Hairs. f Asci and paraphyses. g–j Asci. k–r Ascospores (p Ascospore in Gongo red. q, r Ascospore in Cotton blue). Scale bars: d, fj = 100 μm. e = 200 μm. kr = 10 μm.