Scoliciosporum chlorococcum Scoliciosporaceae
Scoliciosporum chlorococcum

Growth type crustose
Chemical reactions negative.

Very pollution tolerant, easily overlooked on damp, shaded, nutrient-rich bark, wood and heather stems.

Spreading greyish-green granular thallus, often sterile. Apothecia are glossy reddish-brown turning brownish-black when wet. Spores usually 7-septate, 20-40 x 4-5 Ám but when occuring on twigs often only 3-4 septate. Microscope photograph below.

Similar: When not fertile can be easily confused with the green algae Desmococcus and with Halecania viridescens


Scoliciosporum chlorococcum

Scoliciosporum chlorococcum

Microscope photographs



Scoliciosporum chlorococcum
Parkstone and Broadstone, Dorset. December 2012, April 2024

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