• Arthopyrenia cerasi (Schrad.) A.Massal.
Arthopyrenia cerasi
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This tiny, non-lichenised ‘bark-pimple’ lichen is an epiphytic species of smooth-barked trees such as hazel. The thallus varies little (perhaps a shade) from the colour of the bark. Visually, it is similar in appearance to A. analepta (described elsewhere) but has smaller spherical discs (perithecia) and three-septate spores with a distinct perispore. In Ireland, the species is well distributed throughout.

Key characteristics

  • Like A. analepta but rarer, with perithecia smaller and spores three-septate with a distinct perispore
  • Mostly found on hazel.

Original text submitted by Vince J. Giavarini

 Simms, M. J., (2016). Arthopyrenia cerasi (Schrad.) A.Massal.. [In] LichenIreland. Accessed on 2018-08-15.