Observation 182157: Polychidium muscicola (Sw.) Gray

When: 2014-09-27

Collection location: Serra de São Mamede, Portugal [Click for map]

Who: zaca

No specimen available

First time observed fertile.
Photobiont declared to be Nostoc is not organized in chains like in Collema or Leptogium, only globose cells were observed, some colourless and others brown.
Ascospores spindle shaped are 1-septate, though is some the septum is not visible, with average dimensions: Me = 26.4 × 5.8 µm ; Qe = 4.6 (N=15).


Microscopy: Exciple;
Microscopy: Asci, spores, alga and reaction to melzer.

Proposed Names

87% (1)
Eye3 Eyes3
Used references: British Flora: Smith et al. (Eds.), The Lichens of Great Britain and Ireland, British Lichen Society, 2nd ed., 2009.
Based on microscopic features

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


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