Hyperphyscia adglutinata Physciaceae
Hyperphyscia adglutinata

Growth type foliose
Chemical reactions negative

Can be frequent on dusty, nutrient-enriched shaded trees and rocks. Often found in the 'canine-zone' at the base of trees in urban areas. Occasionally host to Lichenochora hyperphysciae

Small, adpressed, greenish-brown thallus can spread over large areas, upper surface with yellowish-green soredia. Under surface white with some white rhizines. Apothecia infrequent, discs brown with smooth, swollen margins. Mature spores brown, 1-septate, 10-20 x 7-9 Ám. Micrograph below.

Similar: Phaeophyscia orbicularis. Black lower surface


Hyperphyscia adglutinata

Hyperphyscia adglutinata

Hyperphyscia adglutinata

Micrograph
Hyperphyscia adglutinata
Hyperphyscia adglutinata
Studland and Upton Park, Dorset. October 2012 and January 2013

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