Observation 209274: Ascomycota Caval.-Sm.

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Well, if you don’t recognize any known genus of lichen in here,
By: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)
2015-07-08 22:19:16 AST (-0400)

it must be fungi: some kind of Sordaryomycetes or other small fry no one knows for sure (no one who frequents MO I mean :(

I could definitely be wrong!
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2015-07-08 22:05:23 AST (-0400)

But I’m interpreting these as superficial, carbonized perithecia which are breaking off in places, leaving apothecium-like craters behind. This reminds me most of unlichenized Pyromycetes. Clearly, Bennett will be able to remove all doubt with a section under the microscope. Just throwing in my 2 cents’ worth!

If you blow the picture up,
By: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)
2015-07-08 21:57:12 AST (-0400)

you’ll see something resembling apothecia, especially on the perimeter (take a look at upper part of the larger body).

Created: 2015-07-08 19:00:28 AST (-0400)
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