Lichenoconium xanthoriae Incertae sedis
Lichenoconium xanthoriae #

Lichenicolous fungus on Xanthoria polycarpa
Identification confirmed by Brian Coppins

Widespread but infrequently recorded from the apothecia of Xanthoria polycarpa, Xanthoria parietina, Cetrelia olivetorum, Cetraria sepincola. Brown conidia, (2.5-)3-4.5(-6) m in diameter.
BLS conservation evaluation: LC NS

Microscope photographs below.

Similar: Lichenoconium lecanorae. Widespread on Lecanora species, Evernia prunastri, Punctelia, Parmelina and Parmelia species.
Conidia (2.5-)3-4.5(-5.5) m diameter, globose or subglobose.

Lichenoconium xanthoriae

Microscope photographs
Lichenoconium xanthoriae

Lichenoconium xanthoriae
Lichenoconium xanthoriae
On Xanthoria polycarpa. Holton Lee, Dorset. October 2012

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