Mycoporum antecellens Mycoporaceae
Mycoporum antecellens

Growth type crustose
Chemical results negative

Old woodlands on smooth bark of Hazel, Beech, Holly and Rowan.
NIEC 'Old woodland' indicator species

White, greenish-white or light brown, non-lichenised thallus, the usually abundant tiny pycnidia intermixed with larger perithecia (0.2-0.4mm diam). Asci 8-spored, spores 1(-3) septate, 27-40 x 8-13 Ám, becoming brown and +/- warted. Conidia bacilliform. Microscope photographs below.

Known as 'Little and Large' owing to size of the pycnidia and perithecia


Mycoporum antecellens

Mycoporum antecellens

Mycoporum antecellens

Microscope photographs
Mycoporum antecellens, spores

Mycoporum antecellens, spores

Mycoporum antecellens, spores
Mycoporum antecellens
Wessex Lichen Group meeting, New Forest, Hants, December 2012 and Badbury Rings, Dorset, January 2017

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