Trypethelium eluteriae

Spore Ascus

Thin Section


Lichen Index

Most species within the genus have perethecia buried in wart like protuberances called pseudostromata. Several perethecia share each pseudostromata. In T. eluteriae these are particularly raised and prominent.

A closer view of the ostioles of the perethecia can be seen on the left. In the top photo a pseudostromata has been bisected to reveal the black perethecia cavities. Surrounding the perethecia is a yellow powdery material indicative of the species. In T. subeluteriae (visually close to T. eluteriae) the powdery material is orangish.