Lichenochora galligena Incertae sedis
Lichenochora galligena #

Growth type lichenicolous. Photographs on Physcia adscendens.
Identification confirmed by Brian Coppins

Immersed perithecia develop in irregularly-shaped galls on the host thallus. Asci 8-spored, the spores hyaline, simple to 1-septate, (7.5-)10-11(-12) x 5-6(-7) Ám. Micrographs below.

Similar: Lichenochora aipoliae and Lichenochora physciicola have larger spores. Lichenochora obscuroides is usually found on Phaeophyscia orbicularis (rarely on Physcia spp.) and also has larger spores


Lichenochora galligena

Lichenochora galligena

Micrograph
Lichenochora galligena

Lichenochora galligena
Lichenochora galligena
Photographs: On Physcia adscendens, Pamphill, Dorset. March 2023

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