Observation 21254: Mycobilimbia berengeriana (A. Massal.) Hafellner & V. Wirth

When: 2009-05-20

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

Who: Jason Hollinger (jason)

Specimen available

THALLUS growing on soil and/or mosses in shelter of boulder, granular
APOTHECIA black, rimmed and flat at first, becoming emarginate and very convex, minute cilia when young, epihymenium and hypothecium medium brown, no algae, exciple very thick and hyaline except for thin brown cortex
SPORES 8 per ascus, hyaline, 1 cell, smooth, icecream-cone-shaped (elliptical but tapered at one end), 13 × 5.3 µm

Curtis Bjork claims this doesn’t really belong in Mycobilimbia, and the species in western North America is probably distinct from the one in Europe and eastern North America. But for now, this or Lecidea berengeriana are the best names for it.


Apothecial section, in water, at 100×.
Spore, in water, at 1000×.

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