Pachyphiale carneola Gyalectaceae
Gyalecta carneola (Pachyphiale carneola)

Growth type crustose
Chemical results negative

An 'Ancient woodland' indicator species, found on shaded, +/- rough-barked, mature trees in established woodlands.

Thin whitish-grey thallus with numerous concave orange-brown apothecia with raised, entire margins, discs translucent when wet. Asci 16-48 spored, the spores 9-15 septate, 38-80 x 3-5 Ám with pointed ends. Paraphyses are +/- hooked at their tips. Micrographs below.

Similar: Thelopsis rubella, asci with 100-150 smaller, 3-septate spores


Pachyphiale carneola

Pachyphiale carneola

Microscope photographs
Pachyphiale carneola

Pachyphiale carneola
Pachyphiale carneola
Kings Wood, Badbury Rings, Dorset. April 2016

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