Fuscidea lightfootii Fuscideaceae
Fuscidea lightfootii

Growth type crustose
Chemical reactions negative, UV+ white or UV-

Frequent on smooth-barked twigs and horizontal branches in wet woodlands and boggy areas. Also found on worked timber

Small circular patches of bright-green to olive-brown warted, often sorediate granules. Black or brownish-black apothecia, flat or slightly convex, margins slightly paler. Asci are 8-spored, the spores simple, 8-11 x 3.5-4.5 Ám, medianly constricted, sometimes brown when old.
Microscope photograph below.


Fuscidea lightfootii


Fuscidea lightfootii

Microscope photograph
Fuscidea lightfootii
Fuscidea lightfootii
Studland, Dorset. September 2012

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