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When: 2016-05-15

Collection location: Jamor, Oeiras, Portugal [Click for map]

Who: zaca

No specimen available

Lichenicolous fungus growing on Pertusaria.

In observation 236813 (see the notes and comments therein) I considered a lichenicolous fungus (from a different location) to which I gave the name of the genus Minutoexcipula based on a suggestion of Javier Etayo, an expert on the subject, based on the photos of that observation. More recently I found at this place very similar material, of which I also send photos to J. Etayo. His opinion is that, only based on the photos, it is not possible to decide between the two genera Lichenodiplis and Minutoexcipula. The question seems to be connected of the margin of the ascomata and the existence and dimensions of the conidiophores. For the material of observation 236813 the conidiophores were long and septate whereas for this material they are inconspicious or inexistent. All my observations of these type of lichenicolous fingi have a common host: Pertusaria spp..

My gratitude to Javier Etayo for his help in relation to this material.


Microscopy: Sections;
Microscopy: Conidia.

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Used references: See observation 236813.
Based on microscopic features
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