Porina leptalea Porinaceae
Porina leptalea

Growth type crustose
Chemical results negative

Found on smooth-barked deciduous trees in damp woodlands. Also on conifer bases in plantations and on damp, acidic rocks

Very thin brownish-grey to dark olive-green thallus with small brownish-orange perithecia (0.15-0.2mm). Red-brown pycnidia often present. Spores 3-septate, 15-25 x 3-5 Ám. Microscope photograph below.

Similar: Porina aenea has blackish perithecia


Porina leptalea

Microscope photograph
Porina leptalea
Porina leptalea
Studland, Dorset. October 2013

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