Observation 179430: Collema latzelii Zahlbr.
When: 2014-09-14
Who: zaca
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Collema latzelii is an infrequent species here and has its distribution in Europe, North of Africa and Japan. It is considered similar to C. fuscovirens differing mainly by the thinner thallus, the squamulose isidia with age and the existence of a pseudocortex in the thalline exciple. It is frequently fertile, the apotecia smaller in general than C. fuscovirens, and with similar ascospores (ovoid to subglobose, with dimensions 16-26 × 8-13 um).


Microscopy: Apothecial section;
Microscopy: Thallus thicness;
Microscopy: Apothecial section;
Microscopy: Thalline exciple and structure of pletenchyma;
Microscopy: Asci and spores.

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Used references: P. Carvalho, Collema, Sociedade Española de Liquenología, Flora Liquenológica Ibérica, vol. 10, 2012; British Flora: Smith et al., The Lichens of Great Britain and Ireland, British Lichen Society, 2nd ed., 2009.
Based on microscopic features

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