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LIASlight ItemID: 14353

Caloplaca pulicarioides Aptroot

Characters[*]:Character States[*]:
global occurrence: Eurasia – Asia Extratropical
substrate: bark, cork, plant surface – trunks, branches, twigs
life habit: lichenized (mutualistic with algal photobionts)
thallus: crustose (crustaceous) – episubstratal – unspecified
thallus: continuous, diffuse, effuse
[th] upper surface: grey(ish) | green(ish) grey
[th upper surface]: epruinose
[th marginal and upper surface] specific structures: absent
[th] morphol substructures (eg areoles, lobes, branches) upper surface: smooth, plane | verrucose, warted
ascomata: absent | present
ascoma: apothecial, apothecioid – hymenial
ascoma [mm]: (low) 0.2 (high) 1.0
ascoma: immersed, innate | subsessile, subimmersed, adnate, semi-immersed, emergent | sessile, superficial
[ascm, if apoth] disc, mazaedium: plane, flat, flattened, expanded
[ascm, if apoth] disc, mazaedium: brown(ish) (if pale: fawn, tan; if mid: cinnamon)
[ascm, if apoth] disc, mazaedium: epruinose
[ascm, if apoth] margin surface; [if perith] periostiolar area, ostiole, involucrellum: grey(ish) | green(ish) grey
[ascm, if apoth] subhymenial layers, hypothecium; [if perith] basal excipulum: hyaline, colourless
[ascm] paraphyses/-oids: present
[ascm] paraphyses/-oid cells width [µm]: (min) 2.0
[ascm] epihymenium, epithecium: brown(ish) (if pale: fawn, tan; if mid: cinnamon)
asci: lecanoralean
[asc] tholus: thickened
[asc] tholus amyloidity (iodine reaction): present
[asc] tholus amyloidity pattern: entirely amyloid (= Catillaria-, Teloschistes-types etc)
ascospores: (median) 8.0
[asp] shape: ellipsoidal
[asp] length [µm]: (low) 13.0 (high) 15.0
[asp] width [µm]: (low) 5.5 (high) 6.5
[asp] septa: absent | present – spore lumen bilocular, polarilocular, plurilocular
[asp] septa: transversely septate
[asp] transversal septa: (median) 1.0
[asp] pigmentation: hyaline, colourless
[asp] perispore, epispore: not apparent
secondary metabolites: absent
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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