Endococcus ramalinarius Unknown family
Endococcus ramalinarius

Growth type lichenicolous
Photographs on Ramalina fastigiata on Betula

Parasitic on the thallus and ascomata of Ramalina species including Ramalina farinacea and Ramalina fastigiata

Brown or black perithecia are immersed or partially erumpent, the peridial wall darkish brown, K+ dark greenish brown. Asci 8-spored, the spores brown, 1-septate, 10-13 x 4-4.5 Ám. Ends are rounded, lower cell sometimes slightly attenuated. Micrographs below. Anamororph unknown

Similar: Abrothallus suecicus and Didymocyrtis ramalinae


Endococcus ramalinarius

Endococcus ramalinarius

Micrographs
Endococcus ramalinarius

Endococcus ramalinarius
Endococcus ramalinarius
Photographs: On Ramalina fastigiata, Broadstone, Dorset. January 2024

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