Irish lichens

Marchandiomyces corallinus

Order: Ceratobasidiales       Family: Incertae sedis

Species: Marchandiomyces corallinus

Lichenicolous fungus.

Bright pink coralloid sclerotia. Widespread, can be common on various lichen species, including Physcia and Parmelia and causes extensive die-back of host lichen.

Similar: Marchandiomyces aurantiacus. Orange sclerotia, on corticolous Physcia species.
Illosporiopsis christiansenii has softer sporodichia with distinctive spiralled conidia


Marchandiomyces corallinus


Marchandiomyces corallinus


Marchandiomyces corallinus
Marchandiomyces corallinus

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