Endocarpon pusillum Verrucariaceae
Endocarpon pusillum

Growth type squamulose
Chemical results negative

Uncommon, found in SW England, S Wales and Yorkshire on soil and cliffs over limestone, chalk and greensand
BLS conservation evaluation: NT NS

The adpressed squamules are scattered or contiguous, pale to dark red-brown above, pale or black below with usually conspicuous rhizines. Squamules become dark-green when wet. Asci usually 2-spored, spores muriform, (25-)45-55 x 14-19(-23) Ám.

Other British Endocarpon species do not have rhizines


Endocarpon pusillum


Endocarpon pusillum
Endocarpon pusillum
On soil in shaded crevice. The Purbecks, Dorset. February 2013

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