apothecium

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apothecium

the fruiting body of some ascomycete fungi (cup fungi) and lichens, containing asci (see ASCUS). Often lightly coloured, they can reach up to 40 cm in diameter, but are usually only a few millimetres across.
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Unfortunately, this specimen, with globose isidia and apothecia sunken in lobes, is too small to identify to the species level.
Apothecia 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.
Five apothecia 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.
Apothecia 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 (Kristinsson, 1964).
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.