Abrothallus bertianus Abrothallaceae
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Lichenicolous fungus. Photographs on Melanohalea exasperata

Infrequent but possibly overlooked on the thalli of Melanelixia and Melanohalea species.

Dark-brown to blackish apothecia, slightly domed to nearly spherical in shape. Asci 8-spored, spores 1-septate, 10.515 x (4)4.56(7) m, greenish becoming brown. Microscope photographs below.

Similar: Abrothallus parmeliarum on Parmelia, Abrothallus prodiens on Hypogymnia


Abrothallus bertianus

Abrothallus bertianus

Microscope photographs
Abrothallus bertianus

Abrothallus bertianus
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On Melanohalea exasperata. Studland, Dorset. November 2013

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