Lecanora persimilis Lecanoraceae
Lecanora persimilis

Growth type crustose
Chemical results negative

Pioneer species on twigs and small branches of neutral-barked deciduous shrubs and trees, especially Ash, Oak and Elder. Easily overlooked.

Inconspicuos greyish thallus often forming small patches between other lichens. Tiny (0.2-0.5mm) clustered apothecia with flat orange or brown discs, the margins persistent. Asci 8-spored, spores simple, 11-14 x 6-8 Ám. Paraphyses c. 1Ám wide, 2-4Ám at swollen tips. Micro photographs below.

Similar: Lecania cyrtella. Narrower, 1-septate spores
Lecanora hagenii. Spores smaller, paraphyses c.2Ám wide


Lecanora persimilis


Lecanora persimilis

Microscope photographs
Lecanora persimilis


Lecanora persimilis
Lecanora persimilis
On twigs. Westbourne, Dorset. December 2012 and Filcombe Farm, November 2013

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