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 Pycnidia: immersed to erumpent, black, subglobose, (80-)100-175(-200) µm in diam.; wall: composed of dark brown cells 5-10 x 3-7 µm in diam.; conidiogenous cells: (5)6-8(-11) x (2-)2.5-4 µm; conidia: brown to dark brown, simple, subglobose, basally truncate, almost smooth to verruculose, (2.5-)3-4.5(-6) µm.; Hosts: Caloplaca, Teloschistes and Xanthoria species, also reported from Cetrelia, Heterodermia, Melanelia, Physcia and Tuckermannopsis; World distribution: Europe, Macaronesia, North and South America; Sonoran distribution: once collected in Sonora.; Notes: Lichenoconium xanthoriae is a relatively rare species, possibly confined to Teloschistaceae, but also mentioned from several other genera. The pycnidia are larger than those of all other Lichenoconium species known from the Sonoran region. 

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Source: Lichen Flora of the Greater Sonoran Desert Region

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