Order: Ostropales Family: Gyalectaceae
Species: Pachyphiale carneola
Photos: Glengarriff woods, Co. Cork, Ireland. Identified by Andy Acton
Thin whitish-grey thallus with numerous concave orange-brown apothecia, translucent when wet. Raised, entire margins.
Asci 16-48 spored, the spores 9-15 septate, up to 40 in each ascus, 38-80 x 3-5 Ám with pointed ends. Paraphyses +/- hooked at tips. Microscope photographs below.
Uncommon, on shaded, +/- rough-barked, mature trees in established woodlands. 'Ancient woodland' indicator species.
Similar: Thelopsis rubella