Abrothallus bertianus

Taxon

Abrothallus bertianus

Authority
De Not. (1849)
Synonyms
Abrothallus glabratulae
Conservation Status
LC NS (Key)
BLS Number
2001
Comments
lichenicolous on Melanelixia glabratula
Taxon Photo
General Description

Lichenicolous on Melanelixia glabratula with black apothecia.

Identification

Seen as black arthonioid disks on Melanelixia glabratula, ascospores brown 1 septate, 10.5 – 15 x (4–) 4.5  – 6 (–7) µm. See Fungi of Great Britain and Ireland.

Habitats

On Melanelixia glabratula, which occurs on mesic bark in well lit situations, typically on the trunk or branches well below the canopy.

Distribution

Widepread and probably under recorded, not recorded from central eastern England, where its host is still recolonising after the decline of SO2 pollution.

Distribution Map
Key to map date classes
Threats & Status

Not threatened.

References

Hawksworth, D. L., Atienza, V. & Coppins, B. J. (2010) Draft Artifical Keys to the Lichenicolous Fungi of Great Britain, Ireland, the Channel Islands, Iberian Peninsula, and Canary Islands. Link