Observation 21665: Diploschistes muscorum (Scop.) R. Sant.

When: 2009-05-28

Collection location: Vavenby Limestone South, British Columbia, Canada [Click for map]

Who: Jason Hollinger (jason)

Specimen available

Growing on Cladonia and moss on open talus slope below limestone cliff.

THALLUS K+ weakly yellow, C+ red in places (especially rim around apothecia),
KC+ briefly pink fading yellowish
APOTHECIA epihymenium and cortex of exciple POL+ bright brown, hypothecium dark brown, all parts K-
SPORES 4 per ascus, brown, muriform, elliptical, smooth, ~25 × 12.5 µm

(This species establishes as a parasite on Cladonia species, but soon spreads beyond its host.)


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