Bacidia laurocerasi Ramalinaceae
Bacidia laurocerasi

Growth type crustose
Chemical results: Negative. Outer edge of apothecia K+ violet

On basic or nutrient-rich bark of lightly shaded deciduous shrubs and trees

Grey to greyish-green thallus with frequent apothecia, the discs reddish-brown to brown-black, paler in shade, 0.4-1 mm diam. Edge of discs often tinged purple (use x10 lens). Asci 8-spored, the spores colourless, 7-16 septate, 35-80 x 3-4 Ám but the septa are often indistinct.
Microscope photograph below.


Bacidia laurocerasi


Bacidia laurocerasi

Microscope photograph
Bacidia laurocerasi
Bacidia laurocerasi
Holton Lee, Shapwick and Studland, Dorset. October 2012, March and December 2014

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