Myriospora rhagadiza


Myriospora rhagadiza

(Nyl.) K. Knudsen & Arcadia (2012)
Acarospora rhagadiza; Acarospora scyphulifera; Silobia rhagadiza
Conservation Status
NE NR (Key)
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General Description

On metal-rich rock from copper and tin mines, Cornwall and Cumbria. Recognised by the rather large apothecia with a distinct and raised margin, the low hymenium and the absence of crystals in the cortex; sometimes very similar to M. myochroa which has a thicker epicortex and often crystals in the cortex detectable with polarized light.

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Knudsen, K., Kocourkov√°, J., Cannon, P., Coppins, B., Fletcher, A. & Simkin, J. (2021). Acarosporales: Acarosporaceae, including the genera Acarospora, Caeruleum, Myriospora, Pleopsidium, Sarcogyne and Trimmatothelopsis. Revisions of British and Irish Lichens 12: 1-25. Link