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Mycoblastus sanguinarius (L.) Norman


Thallus green-grey to grey, granular to minutely warted; apothecia black, convex; medulla bright red under the apothecia, with colour visible when young apothecia are scraped off. Frequent in upland areas of the north and west, on wood and bark of deciduous trees, on siliceous rocks, and growing over mosses.

Refs: Smith et al. (2009), 617; Purvis et al. (1992), 391; Dobson (2005), 275 (photo); Dobson (2011), 283 (photo); Whelan (2011), 116 (photo); van Haluwyn et al. (2009), 200-1 (photos); Wirth (1995), 2: 600-601 (photo); Wirth, Hauck & Schulz (2013), 2: 767 (photo), 768; Frahm et al. (2010), 57 (photo); Moberg & Holmåson (1984), 129 (photo); Holien & Tønsberg (2008), 174 (photo); Stenroos et al. (2011), 287 (photo); Brodo et al. (2001), 446-447 (photos); Pope (2005), 63 (photo); Thomson (1997), 425-6 (photo); Walewski (2007), 100 (photo).

Mycoblastus sanguinarius, habitat view
Mycoblastus sanguinarius
Mycoblastus sanguinarius
Mycoblastus sanguinarius
On old Birch (Betula pubescens) trunk, Shielhill Glen, Renfrewshire, April 2011
 
Mycoblastus sanguinarius
On old Pine (Pinus sylvestris) bark, Braemar, Aberdeenshire, April 2003


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