Observation 216512: Opegrapha herbarum Mont.

When: 2015-09-19

Collection location: Parque de Monsanto, Lisboa, Portugal [Click for map]

Who: zaca

No specimen available

Growing on bark.
the question here is whether or not it is lichenized; If lichenized then probably belongs to Opegrapha; otherwise, it can be an Hysterium.


Microscopy: Something intend to be a section, alga and spores.

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Microscopy added.
By: zaca
2015-09-20 17:32:03 CDT (-0400)

Following my comment in the notes, since this fungus is lichenized, it must be Opegrapha. I was not able to do a convenient microscopy, because the material was brittle, which made impossible to do a section of apothecia. Moreover, I was not able to find any ascus (it is then my impression that the material was already too old). Fortunately, I could find some disperse spores. Their features are: brown coloured (due to age?), 3-septate, with black thick septa and dimensions of:
(17.8) 18.9 – 21.7 (23) x (5.9) 6.4 – 8 (8.4) µm
Q = (2.4) 2.6 – 3.3 (3.6) ; N = 28; Me = 20.4 × 7.2 µm ; Qe = 2.9 .
Based mainly on the features of the spores, I think that this is Opegrapha herbarum.

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