TYPE. UNITED STATES. OHIO, Cincinnati, on trees, 1839-00-00, T.G. Lea s.n. (PH, PH00040895, syntype).
Description. Lichenized fungus.
Thallus crustose, continuous, corticate, often with pseudocyphellae; photobiont Trentepohlia; vegetative diaspores absent. Ascomata perithecia globose or somewhat flattened, almost completely immersed, 0.4-0.8 mm diam. Ostiole usually flush; hamathecium inspersed with oil droplets; gel K/I+ orangish. Ascospores brown, broadly elliptical, 4-celled, locules round, median locules elongate, 25-35(-45) x 10-15(-17) um.
Chemistry. UV-, secondary metabolites unknown.
Substrate and Habitat. On smooth bark of hardwood trunks, in hardwood and mixed forests.
Distribution. Eastern North America; in North Carolina throughout.
Harris, R.C. (1989). A sketch of the family Pyrenulaceae (Melanommatales) in eastern North America. Memoirs of the New York Botanical Garden49: 74-107.
Lea, T.G. (1849) Catalogue of Plants, Native and Naturalized, Collected in the Vicinity of Cinncinati, Ohio, during the years 1834-1844. T.K. & G.P. Collins, Philadelphia, 77 pp (original description as Verrucaria subelliptica Tuck.).
Schumm, F. & A. Aptroot. (2021). Atlas of Pyrenulaceae and Trypetheliaceae Vol 4: Lichenized Ascomycota. Germany: BoD - Books on Demand, 528 pp.