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LIASlight ItemID: 2682

Lecanora comonduensis T. H. Nash & Hertel

Characters[*]:Character States[*]:
global occurrence: Americas – North America (incl Mexico)
substrate: lichens, lichenized fungi | rock – siliceous, siliciferous, acidic | rock, stones, pebbles – unspecified
life habit: lichenized (mutualistic with algal photobionts)
thallus: crustose (crustaceous) – episubstratal – unspecified
thallus: compartimentized – areolate, squamulate
[th] upper surface: white(ish) | white(ish) grey
[th upper surface]: epruinose | pruinose
[th upper surface] pruina: scarce, sparse, fine
[th marginal and upper surface] specific structures: absent
[th] morphol substructures (eg areoles, lobes, branches) width [mm]: (low) 0.5 (high) 3.5
[th] morphol substructures (eg areoles, squamules): distantly discontiguous
[th] morphol substructures (eg areoles, lobes, branches) upper surface: smooth, plane
ascomata: absent | present
ascoma: apothecial, apothecioid – hymenial
ascoma [mm]: (low) 0.3 (high) 1.5
ascoma: immersed, innate
[ascm, if apoth] disc, mazaedium: plane, flat, flattened, expanded | subconvex, slightly convex
[ascm, if apoth] disc, mazaedium: black(ish) | brown(ish) (if pale: fawn, tan; if mid: cinnamon)
[ascm, if apoth] disc, mazaedium: pruinose
[ascm, if apoth] disc, mazaedium pruina: scarce, sparse, fine
[ascm, if apoth] margin excipular photobionts: present | sparse
[ascm, if apoth] subhymenial layers, hypothecium; [if perith] basal excipulum: hyaline, colourless
[ascm] paraphyses/-oids: present
[ascm] paraphyses/-oid cells width [µm]: (median) 2.0
[ascm] paraphyses/-oid apical cells width [µm]: (low) 2.0 (high) 4.5
[ascm] epihymenium, epithecium: brown(ish) (if pale: fawn, tan; if mid: cinnamon) | green(ish) brown (olive 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: ellipsoidal
[asp] length [µm]: (low) 8.0 (high) 11.0
[asp] width [µm]: (low) 4.0 (high) 5.5
[asp] septa: absent – spore lumen unilocular, monolocular
[asp] pigmentation: hyaline, colourless
[asp] perispore, epispore: not apparent
secondary metabolites: present
secondary metabolites: atranorin | norstictic acid
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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