Anamorph on Sphagnum

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Anamorph on Sphagnum

Post by Chris Johnson » Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:40 pm

This was found on a vertical face of peat growing on the underlying Sphagnum and surrounded by Botryococcus braunii. 100-125 µm across.
Conidia 3-septate, 5.8-7.2 x 1.8-2.4 µm.
Any clues welcome.
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Re: Anamorph on Sphagnum

Post by Chris Yeates » Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:28 pm

Hi
any idea how / where the conidia are formed?
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Re: Anamorph on Sphagnum

Post by Chris Johnson » Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:47 pm

Unfortunately not, despite my best efforts.

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Re: Anamorph on Sphagnum

Post by Paul Cannon » Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:03 am

My guess is that these are conidiomata of a species of the lichen genus Micarea, but it's a troublesome group and I'd struggle to ID it even with the specimen in front of me. Sorry not to be of more help...

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Re: Anamorph on Sphagnum

Post by Chris Johnson » Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:09 pm

Many thanks Paul. I'll respond to your e-mail.

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