Observation 11733: Diplotomma Flotow

When: 2008-01-29

Collection location: Edgewood Blue, Wells Gray region, British Columbia, Canada [Click for map]

Who: Jason Hollinger (jason)

Specimen available

crust lichen, on Picea trunk bark
THALLUS: immersed
ALGAE: green
APOTHECIA: black, lecideine, mostly v convex but some concave with prominant margin, margin black like disk, epruinose, epihymenium brown, hymenium and subhymenium hyaline, hypothecium dark brown to black, tiny oil droplets in hymenium, paraphyses unbranched, all K-
SPORES: 8 per ascus, muriform, brown

Curtis Bjork says this is one of his new species. Certainly, Brodo’s L. of N. A. does not cover the Buellia group practically at all (he calls this Diplotomma due to muriform spores).


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