Sarcogyne regularis Körb. var. regularis
Sarcogyne pruinosa s.l. pp.
Thallus very thin, evanescent and inconspicous, pale greyish, dull whitish. Apothecia inserted in crevices of substratum or slightly immersed, 1-1.5 mm diam., disc brown-red to blackish when dry, dark brown-red when moist, sometimes powdery and bluish, exciple soon excluded. Ascii club-shaped, ± 100-spored, 60-85 x 14-18 µm according to literature, 45-60 x 15-25 µm according to our measures. Ascospores ellipsoid, simple, 3-5 x 1,5-2 µm according to literature, 3-4 x 1,5-2 µm according to our measures. Hamathecium of paraphyses, simple to sparsely branched, regularly septate. Photobiont: Myrmercia. Chemical spot tests negative. Common on calcareous rocks and rough mortar of old walls, sometimes on concrete. See Cf. Sarcogyne clavus maritime that grows on coastal siliceous rocks with apothecia, 1-4 mm diam., disc not pruinose and exciple crenulate. See also Sarcogyne privigna of which the apothecia have a persistent exciple more or less irregular but not crenulate and that grows on granite. On mortar, not to be confused with Clauzadea monticola of which the apothecia are more globose and contain 8-spored asci. N.B. This species is highly variable and many varieties have been described. Here we also described Sarcogyne regularis var. intermedia of which the disc of apothecia is pruinose blue.