Sphinctrina turbinata Sphinctrinaceae
Sphinctrina turbinata #

Lichenicolous fungus. Photographs on Pertusaria pertusa

Usually parasitic on Pertusaria pertusa on old, well-lit parkland trees but occasionally recorded from Pertusaria hymenea and P. leioplaca

Very small black apothecia protrude slightly above the host thallus, stalk very short or absent, capitulum irregularly globose, K+ red. Asci 8-spored, the spores simple, +/- globose, dark brown, 5-7.5 x 4.5-6.5 Ám

Similar: Sphinctrina leucopoda. Apothecia distinctly stalked, all parts K-. Occurs on Pertusaria pertusa and other Pertusaria's


Sphinctrina turbinata


Sphinctrina turbinata


Sphinctrina turbinata
Sphinctrina turbinata
On Pertusaria pertusa. Holton Lee, Dorset. October 2012

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