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Arthonia fuscopurpurea (Tul.) R.Sant.
Lacks a thallus or its own photobiont (and arguably a "lichen" only as a member of a generally lichenised genus), occurs in the thallus of Peltigera hymenina, forming rounded, red-brown to blackish, flat to convex apothecia. Scattered records in the north and west, no doubt under-recorded but not common.
Refs: Smith et al. (2009), 162; Purvis et al. (1992), 81.
|In thallus of Peltigera hymenina, Taynish, Argyllshire, May 2011, det. Brian Coppins (material lent by Les & Sue Knight).|
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