Monographs Details: Bilimbia aurata Riddle
Authority: Britton, Nathaniel L. & Millspaugh, Charles F. 1920. The Bahama Flora.
Family:Ramalinaceae
Scientific Name:Bilimbia aurata Riddle
Description:Species Description - Thallus crustaceus uniformis effusus haud limitatus, e flavo intense aurescens, tenuis leprosus laxe contextus. Gonidia cystococeoidea. Apothecia minutissima, 0.1-0.15 mm. lata, sat elevata rotundata regularia ceracea, disco aurantiaco, primum piano margine tenuissime pallidiore subleproso, mox convexo margine excluso ; epithecio lutescente, hymenio et hypotheeio incolore. Asci elavati, 8-spori. Sporae incolores fusiformes apicibus rotundatis aut altero apice subacute-, 4-oculares, loculis cylindricis aequalibus, 10-12 x 3 µ.

Discussion:

On bark. Farringdon Road, New Providence (Elizabeth G. Britten, August, 1904, 821, type). The following sterile specimens appear to belong here also: on dead Suriana, Andros, at Barton Creek (Brace, 5297) ; on dead wood, Crooked Island, at Gun Bluff (Brace, J,693). Also, Palm Beach. Florida (R. Thaxter). The sterile specimens are similar to the Lepraria flava of the older authors, although brighter and more golden. But the fertile specimen has abundant apothecia, which certainly belong to the thallus in question. The species is a very distinct one.

Distribution:Andros Island Bahamas South America| Crooked Island Bahamas South America| Florida United States of America North America| New Providence Bahamas South America|