Lichina pygmaea Lichinaceae

Lichina pygmaea

Growth type fruticose
Chemical results negative.

Occurs on coastal siliceous rocks below the high water mark.

Black or dark-brown thallus, the branches +/- flattened with apothecia at tips. Some branches can be yellowish-brown. Forms extensive mats to 1cm high. The apothecia are blackish and spherical, asci 8-spored, the spores simple, hyaline, 22-29 x 11-16 Ám.

Similar: L. confinis is smaller (to 5mm high) and found above HWM.

Lichina pygmaea
Lichina pygmaea

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