Sarcogyne regularis Acarosporaceae
Sarcogyne regularis

Growth type crustose
Chemical results negative

Thallus thin or immersed, apothecia sometimes +/- sunken. The red-brown or blackish discs are usually bluish-grey pruinose. Asci contain 100-200 spores, the spores simple, 3-5(-6) x 1.5-2 Ám. Micro photo below.

A pioneer species on calcareous walls, concrete, pebbles and on abestos-cement. Most frequent in lowland areas.

Similar: Clauzadea monticola. Discs reddish when wet but never pruinose. Asci 8-spored.


Sarcogyne regularis


Sarcogyne regularis


Sarcogyne regularis

Microscope photograph
Sarcogyne regularis, ascus and spores
Sarcogyne regularis
Studland, Dorset. June 2013, January 2015

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