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Unguiculariopsis lettaui (Grummann) Coppins
(= Skyttea lettaui (Grummann) D. Hawksw.)
Ascomycota, Helotiales: brown galls or, apparently more rarely, blackish, urceolate apothecia with minutely hairy exciples and margins and brown discs, parasitising Evernia prunastri. Apparently widespread but not common. Visitors to Kindrogan Field Centre may wish to note that U. lettaui has been constant and relatively abundant over several years on the Evernia on the trees behind the car-park.
Refs: Hawksworth (1983), 26 (as S. lettaui).
|On Evernia prunastri, Kindrogan, Perthshire, April 2008, material with apothecia|
|On Evernia prunastri, Glen Tilt, Perthshire, April 2008, forming galls|
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