LiasLight

LIAS light – Item Descriptions


LIASlight ItemID: 14848

Lecanora mugambii Kirika, I. Schmitt, Frankhauser & Lumbsch

Characters[*]:Character States[*]:
global occurrence: Africa (incl Madagascar)
substrate: rock – siliceous, siliciferous, acidic
life habit: lichenized (mutualistic with algal photobionts)
thallus: crustose (crustaceous) – episubstratal – unspecified
thallus: continuous, diffuse, effuse
[th] upper surface: white(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 | bullate
ascomata: absent | present
ascoma: apothecial, apothecioid – hymenial
ascoma [mm]: (low) 0.6 (high) 1.5
ascoma: sessile, superficial
[ascm, if apoth] disc, mazaedium: plane, flat, flattened, expanded | subconvex, slightly convex
[ascm, if apoth] disc, mazaedium: grey(ish) | grey(ish) brown
[ascm, if apoth] disc, mazaedium: pruinose
[ascm, if apoth] disc, mazaedium pruina: dense
[ascm, if apoth] margin surface; [if perith] periostiolar area, ostiole, involucrellum: white(ish) grey
[ascm, if apoth] subhymenial layers, hypothecium; [if perith] basal excipulum: hyaline, colourless
[ascm] paraphyses/-oids: present
[ascm] epihymenium, epithecium: brown(ish) (if pale: fawn, tan; if mid: cinnamon) | red(dish) brown (pale: orange brown)
asci: lecanoralean
[asc] tholus: thickened
[asc] tholus amyloidity (iodine reaction): present
[asc] tholus amyloidity pattern: amyloid with widening axial body towards the apex (= Lecanora-, Parmelia-, Rinodina-types etc)
ascospores: (median) 8.0
[asp] shape: subglobose, subspherical | broadly ellipsoidal
[asp] length [µm]: (low) 11.0 (high) 15.0
[asp] width [µm]: (low) 7.0 (high) 10.5
[asp] septa: absent – spore lumen unilocular, monolocular
[asp] pigmentation: hyaline, colourless
[asp] perispore, epispore: not apparent
conidiomata: absent | present
conidia: filiform, vermiform
secondary metabolites: present
secondary metabolites: alectoronic acid | atranorin | chloroatranorin | physodic acid | usnic 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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