Dirinaria applanata

Spore Ascus

Thin Section


Lichen Index

Like D. picta this species usually lacks apothecia but has mounds of soredia on the thallus surface (pictures below). Soredia are naked tiny balls of the algae part of the lichen wrapped in the fungal component. The lobes of D. applanata are much more congested than in D. picta often overlapping. In addition, the lobes and lobe tips are generally strongly convex instead of concave.

Dirinaria applanata soredia. Dirinaria applanata thallus.