Xanthoria candelaria Teloschistaceae
Xanthoria candelaria sens lat. (Polycauliona candelaria)

Growth type foliose
Chemical results: K+ red

Found on the top of nutrient-rich fence posts and gravestones, also on bark, walls and rocks.

Compact, ascending, small yellowish-orange lobes, rhizines usually absent. Marginal finely-granular soralia (blastidia) extends to under surface of lobes. Apothecia are occasional on lobe tips, margins contorted. Asci 8-spored, spores 11.5-14.5 x 4.5-6.5 Ám. Micro photo below.

Similar: Candelaria concolor is K-, X. polycarpa has wider spores


Xanthoria candelaria

Xanthoria candelaria

Xanthoria candelaria

Microscope photograph
Xanthoria candelaria
Xanthoria candelaria
Studland and Broadstone, Dorset. April 2013 and February 2016

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