Rinodina bischoffii Physciaceae
Rinodina bischoffii

Growth type crustose. BLS conservation evaluation: LC NS
Chemical results negative

Widespread on calcareous (particularly limestone) rocks and pebbles

Thin, scurfy, inconspicuous or pale grey thallus with prominent apothecia, the discs brownish to black, margins becoming excluded. Asci 8-spored, spores 1-septate, 14.5-20 x 10-12.5 Ám with a strongly pigmented band round the centre and thin-walled apices. Micrograph below.

Similar: Caloplaca variablis is K+ crimson


Rinodina bischoffii


Rinodina bischoffii

Microscope photograph
Rinodina bischoffii
Rinodina bischoffii
Ulwell Gap, Dorset. January 2016

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