Stictidaceae
Absconditella lignicola

Growth type crustose
Chemical results negative

Rare, on rotting conifer stumps, wood, bark crevices, moss and dead Peltigera. Also recorded from the base of Calluna stems (photograph below). BLS conservation evaluation: LC NR

Filmy grey-green thallus, tiny pale cream apothecia (0.1-0.2mm), urceolate with entire margins. Spores colourless, 3-septate, 10-15 x 4.5-6.5 Ám. Microscope photographs below.

Similar: Absconditella trivialis has larger apothecia and spores.
Absconditella sphagnorum is found on decaying bryophytes


Absconditella lignicola


Absconditella lignicola

Microscope photographs
Absconditella lignicola


Absconditella lignicola
Absconditella lignicola
On Calluna. Studland Heath, Dorset. October 2013

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