Piccolia ochrophora (Nyl.) Hafellner

Almost unmistakable microlichen with a vivid ochraceous to orange pruina and often conspicuously convex apothecia. It has more than a hundred tiny globose ascospores in an ascus. When young, the species may form only pycnidia with a conspicuous drop of white slime; the conidia are spherical. It grows on subneutral bark of deciduous trees in forests, parks or on solitary trees in a cultural landscape. It is common on the bark of elder, Norway maple or elm tree. It is a common but easily overlooked species.

taxonomic classification:

Ascomycota Lichinomycetes Thelocarpales Thelocarpaceae Piccolia

Red List (Liška & Palice 2010):NT – near threatened

Occurrence in the Czech Republic

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