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Syzygospora physciacearum Diederich
Basidiomycota, Tremellales: fruitbodies small, convex, gelatinous, rather irregular in shape and constricted at the base, pink to dark brown, developing from the host thallus and thalline apothecial margins. A parasite on Physcia species, probably widespread but first described as a species in 1996 and infrequently recorded.
Refs: Diederich (1996), 38-44 (photos); Roberts & Hauerslev in Hansen & Knudsen (1997), 86; Diederich in Nash et al. (2004), 707.
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