Coccocarpia palmicola

Spore Ascus

Thin Section


Lichen Index

Coccocarpia palmicola thallus.

C. palmicola is not known to produce apothecia. Instead it relies upon a vegetative method of reproduction through the formation of isidia. Isidia are tiny outgrowths of the thallus containing both the algae (photobiont) and the fungus (mycobiont) wrapped in a cortical layer just as the parent lichen. These are brittle and easily break off. If the habitat to which they are dispersed is suitable, they are capable of forming a new entity of the same species.