Unguiculariopsis lettaui Cordieritidaceae
Unguiculariopsis lettaui #

Lichenicolous fungus. Photographs on Evernia prunastri

Infrequently recorded on the thallus of Evernia prunastri

Initially reddish-brown and appearing gall-like but then developing into black or blackish-brown, more or less sessile, cup-shaped apothecia. Discs appear grey-pruinose because of hyaline, refractive hairs with recurved ends on swollen, incurved rims. Asci 8-spored, spores hyaline, simple, 6-7 x 3-4 Ám, ovoid to oblong and often with several guttules.

Unguiculariopsis thallophila is parasitic on Lecanora chlarotera


Unguiculariopsis lettaui

Unguiculariopsis lettaui

Unguiculariopsis lettaui
Unguiculariopsis lettaui
On Evernia prunastri. Studland and Pamphill, Dorset. September 2012, December 2015

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