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LIASlight ItemID: 11695

Chaenotheca papuensis Aptroot & Tibell

Characters[*]:Character States[*]:
global occurrence: Oceania – Pacific Islands (Melanesia, Micronesia, Polynesia)
substrate: wood – dead, living | bark, cork, plant surface – trunks, branches, twigs
life habit: lichenized (mutualistic with algal photobionts)
thallus: crustose (crustaceous) – episubstratal – unspecified
thallus: continuous, diffuse, effuse | compartimentized – areolate, squamulate
[th] upper surface: grey(ish)
[th marginal and upper surface] specific structures: absent
[th] morphol substructures (eg areoles, lobes, branches) upper surface: verruculose, minutely warted
ascomata: absent | present
ascoma: apothecial, apothecioid – mazaedial
ascoma [mm]: (low) 0.2 (high) 0.36
ascoma: pedicellate, stipitate, pedunculate, stalked
[ascm, if apoth] disc, mazaedium: epruinose
[ascm, if apoth] subhymenial layers, hypothecium; [if perith] basal excipulum: brown(ish) (if pale: fawn, tan; if mid: cinnamon)
asci: prototunicate
[asc] tholus: not thickened
[asc] tholus amyloidity (iodine reaction): absent
[asp] shape: globose, spherical | subglobose, subspherical
[asp] length [µm]: (low) 3.5 (high) 4.5
[asp] width [µm]: (low) 3.5 (high) 4.5
[asp] septa: absent – spore lumen unilocular, monolocular
[asp] pigmentation: pale brown
[asp] perispore, epispore: ornamented, rough, warted, striate, cracked
secondary metabolites: present
secondary metabolites: vulpinic acid | unknown/unidentified compound(s)
primary photobiont: present
secondary photobionts (eg in cephalodia): absent
primary photobiont: chlorophytaceous – trebouxiaceous, chlorococcoid

[*] Not all (synonymous, equivalent or similar) terms being provided in parallel for a character or character state (e.g. 'endosubstratal, inconspicuous, immersed') need to be valid for the taxon under concern.


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