Observation 76534: Acarospora schleicheri (Ach.) A. Massal.

When: 2011-09-18

Collection location: Planalto das Cezaredas, Portugal [Click for map]

Who: zaca

No specimen available

The form and color of the thallus immediately suggest a member of Acarospora socialis group. Not the mother species, because the apothecia are larger and not immersed as in that species and, moreover, the areolas are not contiguous and are more imbricate. The features of this two specimen fits very well the description and photos given in the reference for Acarospora schleicheri. Another similar species cited there is A. rhabarbarina, but its distribution is confined to America.


Asci (with dozens of spores) and the very big algal cells.

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