Melaspilea ochrothalamia Melaspileaceae
Melaspilea ochrothalamia

Growth type crustose
Chemical results negative

Occurs on smooth bark in moist woodlands. Most frequent on Oak and willows. BLS conservation evaluation: LC NS

Whitish-grey evanescent thallus, sometimes with rust-coloured stain on bark surrounding the apothecia. Small rounded or angular, brownish-black discs, the epithecium green to orangy-brown. Spores 1-septate. sole-shaped, pale brown, 17-21(-28) 6-8.5(-12) m.
Microscope photographs below.

An un-named Melaspilea, known as Melaspilea sp.A occurs on pine


Melaspilea ochrothalamia

Microscope photographs
Melaspilea ochrothalamia


Melaspilea ochrothalamia
Melaspilea ochrothalamia
On Salix. Studland Heath, Dorset. March 2015

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