Didymocyrtis slaptoniensis, anamorph Dacampiaceae
Didymocyrtis slaptoniensis, anamorph

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.
Anamorph: Conidia are 5-8(-9) x 2.5-3.5 Ám, hyaline, simple with a guttule at each end and many are slightly bent. Micrographs showing the conidiophores and conidia below.
Teleomorph: 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. Photographs shown here


Didymocyrtis slaptoniensis, anamorph

Micrographs
Didymocyrtis slaptoniensis, anamorph

Didymocyrtis slaptoniensis, anamorph

Didymocyrtis slaptoniensis, anamorph
Didymocyrtis slaptoniensis, anamorph
Photographs: Broadstone, Dorset. July 2023

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