Lichenicolous on Ochrolechia parella

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Lichenicolous on Ochrolechia parella

Post by JennyS » Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:38 pm

I came across this photograph of a lichenicolous fungus on Ochrolechia parella, coastal SW Ireland 2012 and wondered if anyone might have come across anything similar on Ochrolechia to suggest a possible identification?

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Re: Lichenicolous on Ochrolechia parella

Post by Chris Yeates » Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:56 pm

Hello Jenny
this is a totally unknown area for me, However ASCOFrance comes up with http://www.ascofrance.com/search_recolte/3666
Alain Gardiennet seems to be very good on lichenicolous fungi; but surely without images of the micro-structures one is in the realms of mere conjecture?
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Re: Lichenicolous on Ochrolechia parella

Post by JennyS » Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:10 am

Thanks for the reply Chris.

I couldn't understand why I had no spore details but finally managed to find the specimen and realised why - a scrappy collection of rock crumbs with a note on the packet saying "gone mouldy, no spores found".

So not a hope!
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Re: Lichenicolous on Ochrolechia parella

Post by Neil Sanderson » Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:20 pm

Jenny

Black staining on an Ochrolechia might be Phaeosporobolus alpinus?, but without a surviving specimen impossible to say.

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