The evaluation of the number of germinated sclerotia and apothecia
formed was done after 32 days.
Unfortunately, this specimen, with globose isidia and apothecia
sunken in lobes, is too small to identify to the species level.
sessile, constricted at the base, scattered, 0.35-1.45(-2) mm diam.; disc reddish orange, cinnabarred to dark purple, rarely pruinose, thalline margin well developed, entire, smooth to weakly crenulate or undulate.
The blue-gray, pruinose apothecia
and green leprose thallus are good diagnostic features of this lichen.
GARDEN County: Ash Hollow, 22 miles NW of Ogallala, on Lecidella stigmatea, Wetmore 77420; KEYA PAHA: Niobrara Valley Preserve, in apothecia
of Lecidella on exposed caliche, Ladd 16460, 16464; SIOUX: Agate Fossil Beds National Monument, on Lecidella stigmatea, Wetmore 77758, 77779, 77934.
were removed from each replication and placed in microtubes containing 1.0mL of sterilized distilled water.
Fruiting body substellate, elongated, round or disk-like, sessile with upper cortex; an apothecium IV--CRUSTOSE LICHENS WITH APOTHECIA
I--FOLIOSE LICHENS 1.
Measurements of thalli, apothecia
, hymenium, asci and ascospores were made.
The black dots are the apothecia
, the spore-producing fruiting body of only the fungus.
that developed from sclerotia germinated in Petri plates containing potato dextrose agar (PDA) were allowed to release ascospores onto the Petri plate covers.
in having black veins on the lower side of the thallus, and lacking continuous cortex on the lower side of apothecia
Description.--Fruiting bodies: Sessile apothecia
, 4-8 mm broad, disc- or saucer-shaped; inner (upper or hymenial) surface bright orange-red, the outer (lower) surface light brown and covered with stiff black hairs (setae) which look like eyelashes rimming the margin; setae rooting in the flesh of the apothecium, up to 45 [mu]m thick, thick-walled, septate, tapering to a point.