Monographs Details: Chiodecton cruentatum Riddle
Authority: Britton, Nathaniel L. & Millspaugh, Charles F. 1920. The Bahama Flora.
Family:Roccellaceae
Description:Species Description - Thallus epiphloeodes erustaceus uniformis effusus haud limitatus, albus vel albidus opacus, crassiusculus verrucosus verrueis convexis hemisphericis aut subglobosis, 0.3-0.5 mm. diam., conglomeratis. Gonidia chroolepoidea. Stroma nulla. Apothecia dispersa, orbicularia oblonga aut pro maxima parte difformia, 0.4-0.7 mm. lata, innata, disco piano claro cruento, margine spurie thallino cincta; hymenio incolore, 60µ altit. ; hypothecio incolore. Asci clavati, 8-spori. Sporae incolores, fusiformes, 6-loculares, loculis cylindricis aequalibus, 13-16 X 4 µ.

Discussion:

On bark of Eugenia confusa, Barnett's Point, Great Bahama (Britton and Millspaugh, February 5-13, 1905, 2634 type). The compact thallus and the absence of a stroma indicate that this species belongs to the section Enterographa. The absence of a stroma as well as the lack of any trace of red coloration in the thallus serve to distinguish it from the preceding species. There does not seem to be any other species with which it could possibly be confused.

Distribution:Grand Bahama Bahamas South America|