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Hookeria lucens

Hookeria lucens


Plant complanate-foliate. Growing prostrate; pleurocarpous. Leaves entire about 2-5 mm long, with pentagonal cells. Cells near the apex with nematogons (small cells within leaf which produce rhizoids).


mineral soil near within forest road ditch. found at about 1,864 feet.


The Hookeria genus is mostly a tropical genera. THis species stands as the only known member of Hookeria to exist in Washington State. This is also one more on the west coast of North America, H. acutifolia.

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MilesBerkey 7 years ago

Thanks Maria and Antonio, all these images are taken through my microscopes. I have a dissecting scope that ranges in Magnification from 4X to 40X. I do most of my dissection, and slide mounts with it. I have an old Olympus CH compound microscope which works great for biological purposes. I have developed a simple dissecting kit that i use for all my bryophytes I have a simple Sony "point and shoot" camera that i use to take all my photos. I haven't worked too much with fungus under my scopes, but i'd imagine you'd need a similar setup that I have. I can recommend good compound scope for you depending on your price range...

Very cool spotting Miles,can you tell me waht kind of equipement you use,iam intereted in take photos of the spores of my mushroom and it would be nice if you give some info about,thanks :-)

Maria dB
Maria dB 7 years ago

Interesting spotting - all of the photos are through a microscope?

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Washington, USA

Spotted on Jan 5, 2014
Submitted on Jan 6, 2014

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