Notes: HABITAT oldgrowth chaparral and conglomerate outcrops at top of high transverse ridge; SUBSTRATE north face of conglomerate cliff; ASPECT shaded; NOTES endolithic, tiny rimmed black apothecia, epihymenium and exciple blue-black POL-, hymenium and hypothecium hyaline POL-, algae scattered below among crystals from substrate, asci KI+ blue tip and walls small, paraphyses branched and hard to separate; SPORES 8 per ascus?, fusiform, septate, hyaline, smooth, ~8-10 × 2-3 µm.
K. Knudsen says it has Catillaria-type thollus: deep blue without any distinct structures within; and that this smaller than usual, but he has a nearby specimen that looks the same. Micarea erratica has deep red-brown hypothecium and broader nonseptate spores.
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