• Melaspilea diplasiospora (Nyl.) Müll.Arg.
Melaspilea diplasiospora
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This species is rare, but grows exclusively on the thallus of Graphis elegans on the smooth bark of holly. The small discs are slit-like with a raised, well-developed rim. Spores >19ųm, long; one-septate. Old discs which fall out leave a black outline. Only known from County Kerry, south-west Ireland.

Key characteristics

  • Growing on Graphis elegans on holly; discs slit-like with a raised rim
  • Spores relatively large, one-septate; discs leave behind black elongate scars following decay.

Original text submitted by Vince J. Giavarini

 Simms, M. J., (2016). Melaspilea diplasiospora (Nyl.) Müll.Arg.. [In] LichenIreland. Accessed on 2019-01-19.