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Acarospora sinopica (Wahlenb.) Körb.
 
(= Myriospora sinopica (Wahlenb.) Hepp)


Thallus of angular, rust-brown areoles, testing negative with KOH and sodium hypochlorite (bleach); apothecia small, two or more per areole, darker, immersed to somewhat elevated. Local in upland areas of the north and west on iron-rich rocks.

Refs: Smith et al. (2009), 131; Purvis et al. (1992), 62; Dobson (2005), 52 (photo); Dobson (2011), 58 (photo); Moberg & Holmåson (1984), 164 (photo); Wirth (1995), 1: 104, 111 (photo); Wirth, Hauck & Schulz (2013), 1: 134, 45 & 140 (photos); Hansen & Andersen (1995), 75 (photo); Thomson (1997), 32.

FGBI: http://fungi.myspecies.info/all-fungi/myriospora-sinopica (as Myriospora sinopica)

 
Acarospora macrospora
On rockface with other iron indicators, Braemar, Aberdeenshire, March 2008


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