Arthopyrenia punctiformis Arthopyreniaceae
Arthopyrenia punctiformis

Growth type crustose
Chemical results negative

Common as an early coloniser on smooth twigs and small branches of young trees and shrubs.

The inconspicuous, non-lichenised thallus has small, +/- circular, clustered or scattered perithecia. Pycnidia are absent. Spores are initially colourless, 1-septate, 16-20(-22) x 4.5-5 Ám. Microscope photograph below.

Often found with Arthonia punctiformis


Arthopyrenia punctiformis

Microscope photograph
Arthopyrenia punctiformis

Arthopyrenia punctiformis
Arthopyrenia punctiformis
On twigs. Westbourne and Wimborne, Dorset. December 2012, February 2017

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