Acarospora privigna (Ach.) A. Schneid.

Acarospora privigna has apothecia less than 1 mm wide and an endolithic thallus. It has a hymenium height of (60–) 90–120(–130) μm, excluding the melanized epihymenial accretions of the Polysporina type. The hymenial gel is hemiamyloid (IKI+ red or blue turning red). Paraphyses are slender and profusely branched, 1.0–1.5 μm in width. Ascospores are mostly narrow ellipsoid, 4.0–5.0 × 1.0–1.5(–2.0) μm.

The species occurs usually on acid siliceous rock to diabase and other ultrabasic siliceous rock in full sun. It occurs at least in Europe and North America and is frequent in the Czech Republic at mostly elevations below 800 m.

taxonomic classification:

Ascomycota Lecanoromycetes Acarosporales Acarosporaceae Acarospora

most frequented synonyms:Polysporina simplex

Red List (Liška & Palice 2010):LC – least concern

Occurrence in the Czech Republic

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