Marchandiomyces corallinus Incertae sedis
Marchandiomyces corallinus #

Lichenicolous fungus


The bright pink, firm sclerotia are widespread on various lichens including Parmelia and Physcia species causing extensive die-back of host lichen



Similar: M. aurantiacus, orange sclerotia on corticolous Physcia species, Illosporiopsis christiansenii, softer pink sporodichia with coiled conidia.
Laetisaria lichenicola has a smooth, shiny appearance


Marchandiomyces corallinus


Marchandiomyces corallinus
Marchandiomyces corallinus
Studland, Dorset. December 2014

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