Collection location: Carnaxide, Oeiras, Portugal [Click for map]
This a Lichenicolous fungi growing on a Pertusaria sp., in this case P. heterochroa. It is characterized by:
- Ascocarp having a short stalk (noticeable in the photos);
- Very small black apothecia (0.2-0.4 mm, according to the references);
- Asci cylindrical with 8-spores each;
- Spores ellipsoid-fusiform with pointed ends, exhibiting ornamentation consisting of ridges more or less longitudinally arranged (Average dimensions obtained: Me = 13.3 × 7.3 um ; Qe = 1.8 (N=21)).
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It was a bit unexpected. Moreover, I found it again later and that one was the first to be identified; Only then I could realise something like “deja vu”. The appearance of this firstly is only related to chronology.
Thanks, Jason, for your kindness.
Great specimen and observation! I just saw it for the first time a couple of weeks ago. What a beautiful and unexpected thing to find under one’s microscope. :)
Created: 2014-04-17 15:29:18 PDT (-0700)
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