Anisomeridium polypori Monoblastiaceae
Anisomeridium polypori

Growth type crustose. Identification: Bryan Edwards, Vince Giavarini
Chemical results negative

Tolerates of deep shade and moderate pollution. Can be common on rough-barked deciduous trees in humid woodlands. Also found on shaded rocks, damp pebbles and bone fragments.

A whitish or pale grey-green +/- inconspicuous thallus, sometimes with small perithecia (0.15-0.25mm). Black pycnidia usually abundant unless fertile, small with nipple or peg like tips. Conical macropycnidia most frequent, conical with ostilar neck and extruding a white tendril. Spores are 1-3 septate, 14-20 x 4.5-5.5 Ám. Microscope photographs below.

Similar: Anisomeridium biforme. Perithecia 0.3-0.4mm, spores 1-septate, 12-16 x 5-7 Ám. Anisomeridium robustum is much larger


Anisomeridium polypori

Anisomeridium polypori

Microscope photographs
Anisomeridium polypori, spores

Anisomeridium polypori, spores

Anisomeridium polypori, spores

Anisomeridium polypori, spores
Anisomeridium polypori
Holton Lee and Holt churchyard, Dorset. March 2013, January 2016

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