Candelariella xanthostigmoides Candelariaceae
Candelariella xanthostigmoides (Candelariella reflexa)

Growth type crustose
Chemical reactions: K- (Caloplaca species are K+ red)

Common on nutrient-enriched tree trunks, branches and wood and on tree bases in the 'canine zone'.

Thallus of scattered or contiguous yellow or yellowish-green granules or minute squamules. The bright yellow soredia can form a continuous crust. Apothecia are very rare, spores 10-15 x 4-6 Ám.

Similar: C. vitellina, soredia absent. Caloplaca citrina agg, K+ crimson


Candelariella xanthostigmoides


Candelariella xanthostigmoides
Candelariella xanthostigmoides (Candelariella reflexa)
November 2013

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