Thursday, 14 January 2016

Lichen Tephromela atra - Black Shields

Should be called Purple Shields really, since they are just really, really dark purple. It was nice to see the character that the whole apothecium content is purple since I now know that a couple of other things I looked at couldn't have been Tephromela.

This is lichen number 39 for Cullaloe, and species 1315

The black shields


A sectional view - all purple ...

... very purple

8 colourless, aseptate spores

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