Intralichen lichenum
Intralichen lichenum #

Lichenicolous fungus

Widespread in the apothecia of many crustose lichen species including Lecania erysibe, Catillaria lenticularis, Lecanora albescens, Strangospora moriformis, Trapelia placodioides and Caloplaca species.
BLS conservation evaluation: NE NR

The conidia are single-celled, subglobose to ellipsoid, rounded at the ends, 3-4.5 x 2.5-4 Ám. Microscope photographs below.

Similar: Intralichen christiansenii, larger conidia becoming 1-septate. Usually in apothecia of Caloplaca, Candelariella and Lecanora species


Intralichen lichenum

Microscope photographs
Intralichen lichenum


Intralichen lichenum
Intralichen lichenum
On Lecania, Pamphill, Dorset. December 2015

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