Monoblastiaceae
Acrocordia conoidea

Growth type crustose
Chemical reactions negative

Can be abundant on +/- moist, shaded natural hard limestone, also on found on limestone memorials in old churchyards and on calreous walls.

The pale grey or brown-grey thallus is often pink-tinged when fresh. Large perithecia (0.5-1mm) leave conspicuous pits in thallus. Apices often flattened with projecting ostiole. Pycnidia are frequent. Spores 1-septate 12-19 x 6-9 Ám. Microscope photographs below.

Similar: A. salweyi. Perithecia to 1.5mm, larger spores 20-35 x 10-15 Ám


Acrocordia conoidea

Acrocordia conoidea

Acrocordia conoidea

Acrocordia conoidea

Microscope photographs
Acrocordia conoidea, asci and spores

Acrocordia conoidea, asci and spores
Acrocordia conoidea
Dancing Ledge and Lychett Matravers, Dorset. February 2013, January 2014

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