LiasLight

LIAS light – Item Descriptions


LIASlight ItemID: 3089

Lecidea erythrophaea Flörke ex Sommerf.

Characters[*]:Character States[*]:
global occurrence: Africa (incl Madagascar) | Eurasia – Asia Extratropical | Eurasia – Europe | Americas – North America (incl Mexico) | Eurasia – Asia Tropical | Arctic
substrate: wood – dead, living | bark, cork, plant surface – trunks, branches, twigs
life habit: lichenized (mutualistic with algal photobionts)
thallus: crustose (crustaceous) – endosubstratal, inconspicuous, immersed | crustose (crustaceous) – episubstratal – unspecified
[th] upper surface: white(ish)
[th marginal and upper surface] specific structures: absent
ascomata: absent | present
ascoma: apothecial, apothecioid – hymenial
ascoma [mm]: (low) 0.3 (high) 0.8 (max) 1.0
ascoma: sessile, superficial
[ascm, if apoth] disc, mazaedium: plane, flat, flattened, expanded | subconvex, slightly convex | convex | distinctly convex
[ascm, if apoth] disc, mazaedium: brown(ish) black | black(ish) brown | red(dish) brown (if pale: orange brown) | brown(ish) red (carneous)
[ascm, if apoth] disc, mazaedium: epruinose
[ascm, if apoth] margin excipular photobionts: absent
[ascm, if apoth] subhymenial layers, hypothecium; [if perith] basal excipulum: yellow(ish) (if dull: buff) | hyaline, colourless
[ascm] paraphyses/-oids: present
[ascm] paraphyses/-oid apical cells width [µm]: (min) 5.0
[ascm] epihymenium, epithecium: brown(ish) (if pale: fawn, tan; if mid: cinnamon) | red(dish) brown (pale: orange brown) | brown(ish) red (carneous)
asci: lecanoralean
[asc] tholus: thickened
[asc] tholus amyloidity (iodine reaction): present
[asc] tholus amyloidity pattern: amyloid with acuate axial body towards the apex (= Bacidia-, Buellia-, Ramalina-types etc)
ascospores: (median) 8.0
[asp] shape: ellipsoidal | elongate-fusiform, ellipsoidal-fusiform
[asp] length [µm]: (min) 8.0 (low) 9.0 (high) 16.0 (max) 18.0
[asp] width [µm]: (low) 3.0 (high) 4.5 (max) 5.0
[asp] septa: absent – spore lumen unilocular, monolocular
[asp] pigmentation: hyaline, colourless
[asp] perispore, epispore: not apparent
secondary metabolites: absent
host organism:
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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