Chaenotheca ferruginea Coniocybaceae
Chaenotheca ferruginea

Growth type crustose
Chemical results negative. Yellow-red thallus pigment K+ deep red

Common on acid bark, decorticate tree stumps and wooden fences. Tolerant of air pollution.

Often sterile, the granular-verrucose whitish-grey thallus stained yellow or rusty-red in patches. Apothecia with black, shiny stalks, spore mass pale brown, often with yellowish tinge. Asci 1-2 spored, spores globose, 7-8 Ám.

Similar: Chaenotheca trichialis. Pigment absent, smaller spores


Chaenotheca ferruginea


Chaenotheca ferruginea
Chaenotheca ferruginea
On old Oak. Holton Lee, Dorset. December 2012

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