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Tremella lichenicola Diederich

Basidiomycota, Tremellales: fruitbodies small, black, convex, gelatinous; a parasite on Violella fucata (Mycoblastus fucatus); scattered records in northern Britain, although the host is widespread and frequent throughout the country.

Refs: Diederich (1996), 97-103 (photos); Torkelsen in Hansen & Knudsen (1997), 88; Coppins & James (1979), Lichenologist 11: 161 (line illustrations, as Tremella sp.).

Tremella lichenicola on Violella fucata
On Violella fucata on old, worked wood, Schiehallion, Perthshire, April 2003, det. Brian Coppins.

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