• Absconditella pauxilla Vězda & Vivant
Absconditella pauxilla
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Absconditella features some of the smallest lichens known to man. The yellow-white discs can be as tiny as 0.1mm and occurs usually on dead stumps and twigs, especially during the early stages of decomposition. The needle-shaped spores are three- to five-septate. In Ireland, this species was recorded from a rotting fence post in County Limerick.

Key characteristics

  • Minute lichen with attractive miniscule discs; usually on dead wood or decomposing fallen twigs and branches, especially around the edges of coniferous plantations
  • Spores 25-28ųm long, three- to five-septate.

Original text submitted by Vince J. Giavarini

 Simms, M. J., (2016). Absconditella pauxilla Vězda & Vivant. [In] LichenIreland. Accessed on 2019-08-19.