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Hydropunctaria

Observed: 4th June 2012 By: synansynan is knowledgeable about Fungi and Lichenssynan’s earned reputation in Fungi and Lichenssynan’s earned reputation in Fungi and Lichenssynan’s earned reputation in Fungi and Lichenssynan’s earned reputation in Fungi and Lichenssynan’s earned reputation in Fungi and Lichens
Hydropunctaria
Description:
Identifications

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    Likely ID
    Hydropunctaria maura
    Confidence: It's likely to be this, but I can't be certain.
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

AlanS's picture

But breaking news is ..

We now have THREE other species of this group on British coasts. H. aractina, previously known from northern Norway has, I hear, just been found in Britain. H. oceanica and H. orae are the other two maritime species here.

H. maura remains much the most common.

(= Verrucaria maura in current books.)

Alan

synan's picture

Oh

Thanks for that valuable info. I wasn't aware that H. aractina needed to be considered too. I will revisit this group, but perhaps when I am feeling more brave. Sectioning perithecia is one of the more daunting things on my list.

Nigel