Hawksworthiana peltigericola Ascomycete
Hawksworthiana peltigericola #

Lichenicolous. Photographs on Peltigera didactyla

Parasitic on thalli of Peltigera species. In Britain and Ireland recorded from Peltigera hymenina and Peltigera didactyla.

Gall-inducing, the fungal mycelium immersed in convex galls on the host thallus. Galls 0.5-1 mm in diameter. Conidia hyaline, 15-25 x 5-6.5(-7) Ám, usually simple (but occasionally 1-septate), the base attenuated with a thickened scar. Micrographs of conidia below.

Similar: Refractohilum peltigerae causes similar galls on Peltigera spp.


Hawksworthiana peltigericola

Hawksworthiana peltigericola

Hawksworthiana peltigericola

Microscope photograph
Hawksworthiana peltigericola

Hawksworthiana peltigericola
Hawksworthiana peltigericola #
Studland Heath, Dorset. November 2013

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