Collection location: Cabin Cove, Haywood Co., North Carolina, USA [Click for map]
Crust lichen, on hardwood bark.
THALLUS: pale gray, rimose to verruculose, K-, C-, KC-?
MEDULLA: white, K-, C+ red, KC+ bright red turning orange then fading
APOTHECIA: lecanorine, adnate but very raised, disk sunken and yellow, becoming very powdery white pruinose almost immediately, hymenium clear
SPORES: 1 per ascus, huge, 200 × 40 µm or more!, walls smooth, 10 µm thick, not textured inside
PARAPHYSES: very thin, colorless, not expanded, much branched
Check out those spores!! Wish I had a photo of the thallus, but still, not every day you see spores fully one quarter of a millimeter long! — literally visible with the naked eye.
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