Lichenoconium lecanorae Incertae sedis
Lichenoconium lecanorae #

Lichenicolous fungus, commensalistic to parasitic on Lecanora species and blackening the apothecia. Also found on Evernia prunastri, Punctelia, Parmelina and Parmelia species.
BLS conservation evaluation: LC NS

Small black pycnidia, the brown conidia (2.5-)3-4.5(-5.5) Ám diameter, globose or subglobose. Microscope photographs below.

Similar: Lichenoconium erodens. Found on a range of crustose and foliose species, the conidia smaller, 2-3.5 Ám diameter.
Lichenoconium xanthoriae. Subglobose, truncate, (2.5)3-4.5(6)Ám.
Lichenodiplis lecanorae. Conidia becoming 1-septate


Lichenoconium lecanorae

Microscope photographs
Lichenoconium lecanorae

Lichenoconium lecanorae
Lichenoconium lecanorae #
Holt, Dorset. January 2017

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