Observation 197945: Aspicilia A.Massal.

Notes:
on quartzite; rocky broad northwestern ridge of summit, geology a mixture of siliceous metamorphic rocks; on broad ridge about 0.3 miles northwest of west peak (about 75m west of main peak)

thallus dark brown verruculose-areolate with some whitish mottling, prothallus absent, areoles contiguous, apothecia small inset black roundish with concolorous rims, cortex and medulla K-, epihymenium dark green turning brown in K, paraphyses with 3-4+ globose cells, hymenium ~125-130um thick, spores 6? per ascus ~22×16um, conidia (13-)16-20(-24)um

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