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Pachyphiale carneola (Ach.) Arnold


Thallus thin, white to buff-grey, smooth or cracked; apothecia buff to orange or reddish brown, somewhat gelatinous, translucent when wet, with distinct margin, also sometimes with also with thin remains of thalline exciple, asci with numerous ascospores, these long, narrow and with up to 15 septa. On mature, deciduous trees, generally in old woodland, widespread but local and largely absent from central and eastern England. Compare with Cryptolechia carneolutea

Refs: Smith et al. (2009), 649; Purvis et al. (1992), 417; Dobson (2005), 296 (photo); Dobson (2011), 298-9 (photo); Arup et al. (1997), 225 (photo); Thor & Arvidsson (1999), 294 (photo); Puntillo (1996), plate 28 (photo).

Pachyphiale carneola
Pachyphiale carneola, close view
On mature oak (Quercus) trunk, Newbridge, Devon, August 2011


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