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Hypocenomyce scalaris (Ach. ex Lilj.) M.Choisy


Thallus green to green-brown, more greyish when dry, consisting of overlapping scales with ascending, sorediate tips; apothecia rare, black, discs pruinose. Widespread and locally common on acid-barked trees, fences and sheltered, siliceous rocks.

Refs: Smith et al. (2009), 437; Purvis et al. (1992), 275; Dobson (2005), 191 (photo); Dobson (2011), 196 (photo); Jahns (1983), 208-9 (photo); Whelan (2011), 99 (photo); van Haluwyn et al. (2009), 218-9 (photo); van Herk & Aptroot (2004, 2013), 190-191 (photo); Wirth (1995), 1: 424-5 (photo); Wirth et al. (2004), 131 (photo); Wirth, Hauck & Schulz (2013), 1: 528 (photo), 529; Frahm et al. (2010), 96 (photo); Moberg & Holmåson (1984), 122 (photo, as Lecidea scalaris); Holien & Tønsberg (2008), 163 (photo); Stenroos et al. (2011), 228-9 (photo); Brodo et al. (2001), 344-345 (photo); Hinds & Hinds (2007), 268-9 (photo); Thomson (1997), 248.

FGBI: http://fungi.myspecies.info/all-fungi/hypocenomyce-scalaris

 
Hypocenomyce scalaris, with apothecia
Hypocenomyce scalaris, with apothecia, close up
Material with apothecia, on Pinus sylvestris, Braemar, Aberdeenshire, March 2008
 
Hypocenomyce scalaris
On Pinus sylvestris, Braemar, Aberdeenshire, April 2002


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