When: 2017-10-24

Collection location: Heber City, Utah, USA [Click for map]

40.4114°N 111.3213°W 1947m [Click for map]

Who: Tobias (T.Hays)

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Small raised darkly colored, spherical fruiting bodies located on hymenial surface of Xanthoria elegans apothecia. Host lichen is located on side of concrete wall, exposed to direct sunlight and next to main highway. Fruiting bodies of lichenicolous fungus appear to develop central depression making some cup shaped, though most are simply rounded domes on the surface of the host lichen. Many Xanthoria elegans thalli were present on the concrete, but only a small area of 6 cm held two infected thalli. It looks visually similar to Leichenoconium species based on pictures I have viewed from the internet, but this is just a guess not based on any microscopic analysis as of yet.


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Created: 2017-10-25 15:37:02 PDT (-0700)
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