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When: 2006-06-30

Collection location: Cabin Cove, Haywood Co., North Carolina, USA [Click for map]

Who: Jason Hollinger (jason)

Specimen available

Notes:
crust lichen, on hardwood bark
THALLUS: medium grey-green, leprose, K-, C-, KC-
MEDULLA: ?
ALGAE: green
APOTHECIA: black, v convex, margin apparent but just as black as disc, hypothecium red brown
SPORE: needle-like, colorless, sharp ends or slightly enlarged toward one blunt end, several to many cells in a row, more than 5 per ascus (probably 8)
PARAPHYSES: v narrow, vivid green tips, unbranched

Images

Spores in water, at 1000×.

Proposed Names

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Used references: Brodo’s L. of N.A.
Based on microscopic features

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