Vouauxiella lichenicola Incertae sedis
Vouauxiella lichenicola #

Lichenicolous fungus. Photographs on Lecanora chlarotera

Widespread on apothecia (more rarely thalli) of Lecanora chlarotera and Lecanora hybocarpa, occasionally recorded on other Lecanora species.

Small, black, +/- globose pycnidia are usually immersed in the host but sometimes erumpent. Conidia simple, often biguttulate, 6.5-9 x 3-3.5 Ám, dark bluish-green becoming pale brown, smooth or minutely verrucose. Microscope photograph of conidia below.

Similar: Vouauxiella verrucosa has broader, strongly verrucose conidia. Lichenodiplis lecanorae has 1-septate conidia.

Vouauxiella lichenicola

Microscope photograph
Vouauxiella lichenicola, conidia
Vouauxiella lichenicola
On Lecanora chlarotera. Holton Lee and Pamphill Green, Dorset. January 2013 and December 2015

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