Diploschistes caesioplumbeus

Wrongly identified, photographs are not of D. caesioplumbeus
Chemical results: K-, C+ red, KC+ red, P-, UV-

Mainly coastal on well-lit siliceous rocks
BLS conservation evaluation: LC NS

Initially parasitic on Lecanora gangaleoides before developing an independent mid to dark grey, non-pruinose, areolate thallus. Apothecia immersed and resembling perithecia, +/- pruinose. Asci 4-8 spored, spores muriform, becoming dark.

Similar: Diploschistes scruposus and D. muscorum #

Godlingston Hill and Kimmeridge Bay, Dorset. October 2012 and January 2013

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