Collection location: Serra de São Mamede, Portugal [Click for map]
This is my first observation of this species, which has a distinctive appearance and somewhat unusual features:
- Thallus areolate, very much contorted, almost squamulose at places, thick, grey with a shade of blue;
- Apothecia frequent, semi-immersed in the thallus or adnate, convex with excluded margins, red-brown;
- Photobiont a green alga with globose cells, up to 15 µm in diameter;
- Hymenium very light colored (shades of brown and grey), I+ blue, epihymenium brown, hypohymenium brown-black;
- Paraphysis strong agglutinated, brown at the tips;
- Spores hyaline, ellipsoid, ~ 12 × 7 µm (only four observed).
The specimen grew on a thin layer of soil over granitic rock.
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