Irish lichens

Lichenodiplis lecanorae

Order:       Family: Incertae sedis

Species: Lichenodiplis lecanorae #

Growth type lichenicolous
Photos: Co. Cork, SW Ireland on Caloplaca ferruginea

Dark pycnidia usually occurring in the host apothecia. The pale greenish conidia are 1-septate, 4-7.5 x 2-3 Ám. Microscope photograph below.

Widespread but under-recorded on the apothecia and less frequently the thalli of Lecanora, Caloplaca and Pertusaria species.

Similar: Lichenodiplis opegraphae occurs on the thallus and in the apothecia of Opegrapha species

Lichenodiplis lecanorae

Microscope photograph
Lichenodiplis lecanorae
Lichenodiplis lecanorae. 2012

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