Didymocyrtis slaptoniensis, Polycoccum slaptoniense Dacampiaceae
Didymocyrtis slaptoniensis (Polycoccum slaptoniense) #

Lichenicolous. Photographs on Xanthoria parietina

Only found on the thallus and apothecia of Xanthoria parietina.

Affected areas of the host thallus and apothecia are often tinged reddish. Perithecia single or in small groups and initially immersed but then erupting through the cortex. Spores are pale brown, 1-septate, (11-)13-15 x 5.5-7 Ám, slightly warted and arranged +/- singly (uniserate) in the asci. Microscope photographs of spores below.

The conidia are 5-8(-9) x 2.5-3.5 Ám, hyaline, simple with a guttule at each end and many are slightly bent. Photographs shown here


Didymocyrtis slaptoniensis, Polycoccum slaptoniense


Didymocyrtis slaptoniensis, Polycoccum slaptoniense

Microscope photographs
Didymocyrtis slaptoniensis, Polycoccum slaptoniense


Didymocyrtis slaptoniensis, Polycoccum slaptoniense
Didymocyrtis slaptoniensis (Polycoccum slaptoniense) #
Filcombe Farm, Dorset. November 2013

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