Irish lichens

Abrothallus microspermus on Flavoparmelia caperata

Incertae sedis

Species: Abrothallus microspermus

Lichenicolous fungus
Photos: On Flavoparmelia caperata. Macroom, Co. Cork, Ireland
Identification needs confirming

Parasitic on the thallus of Flavoparmelia caperata. Abundant superficial blackish pycnidia, apothecia rare, with black discs.
Also reported from other Parmeliods including Punctelia, Parmotrema and Flavopunctelia.

Vouauxiomyces truncatus is the anomorphic stage.



Abrothallus microspermus on Flavoparmelia caperata


Abrothallus microspermus on Flavoparmelia caperata
Abrothallus microspermus on Flavoparmelia caperata. August 2010

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