Distribution: N - Ven, TAA. C - Sar (TSB 31118). S - Camp (CLU 10462), Cal (Puntillo 1996), Si (TSB 17252).
Description: Thallus crustose, episubstratic, thin, mostly continuous, strongly rugose, sometimes somewhat shiny, whitish to greenish grey. Apothecia arthonioid, black, round to irregularly lobed, 0.5-1(-1.5) mm across, often crowded and confluent, with a flat to slightly convex, epruinose disc, the central parts often degrading. Epithecium brown-black, 10-25 µm high; hymenium colourless to pale reddish brown, 25-50 µm high, I+ reddish orange; paraphysoids thin, coherent, the apical cells without a dark cap; hypothecium colourless to pale yellowish brown. Asci 8-spored, broadly clavate, semi-fissitunicate, with a large apical dome and a distinct ocular chamber, Arthonia-type. Ascospores 5-6-septate, hyaline, narrowly ellipsoid, pointed at one end, 13-20 x 4-6 µm. Pycnidia black, semi-immersed in the thallus. Conidia curved, 5-7 x 1.2-1.4 , to reddish brown. Photobiont trentepohlioid. Spot tests: thallus K- or K+ yellowish brown, C-, KC-, P-. Chemistry: without lichen substances.
Note: a mild-temperate species of smooth bark, especially of Carpinus, more rarely of Fagus and Corylus, in humid deciduous woodlands. It is included in the Italian red list of epiphytic lichens as “Vulnerable” (Nascimbene & al. 2013c).