Nash, T.H., Ryan, B.D., Gries, C., Bungartz, F., (eds.) 2004. Lichen Flora of the Greater Sonoran Desert Region. Vol 2.
Pycnidia: immersed in the host apothecia, often erumpent, arising singly, dark brown to black, subglobose, 40-70 µm in diam., opening in an irregular way; wall: hyaline to pale brown, 8-11 µm thick, with cells elongate, 1.5-3 µm thick conidiophores: usually absent or rarely present, and then elongate, simple or basally branched, pale brown ogenous cells: pale brown, subcylindrical, with several annellations, 5-6.5(-7) x (1.5-)2-2.5(-3.5) µm conidia: simple, pale brown, smooth, dry, broadly ellipsoid, with truncate base, 4-4.5 x 2-2.5(-3) µm. Hosts: Lecanora species on bark (mainly apothecia); LICHENODIPLIS World distribution: Mexico and the U.S.A. Sonoran distribution: Chihuahua and southern California, known from two localities, but most probably overlooked as only recently described, and much more common and widespread. Notes: Lichenodiplis lecanoricola is very similar to L. lecanorae, another species growing in the apothecia of Lecanora, but is distinguished by its consistently simple conidia and the overall slightly smaller dimensions of pycnidia, conidiogenous cells and conidia.