Micarea peliocarpa Micareaceae
Micarea peliocarpa

Growth type crustose
Chemical results: Thallus and apothecia C+ red
Identified by Vince Giavarini

Fence posts, acid-barked trees and on heather stems. Most frequent in upland areas

Apothecia variable in colour. Spores (1) 3 (5) septate, 14-24 x 3-5(-6) Ám. Paraphyses branched. Microscope photographs below.

M. lignaria C-, 3-7 septate. M. micrococca. C-, spores 0-1 septate.
Lecania naegelii. Basic or nutrient rich bark, C-, unbranched paraphyses


Micarea peliocarpa


Micarea peliocarpa

Microscope photographs
Micarea peliocarpa


Micarea peliocarpa
Micarea peliocarpa
On Calluna, Studland Heath, Dorset. October and December 2013

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