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LIASlight ItemID: 3705

Melaspilea lentiginosa (Lyell ex Leight.) Müll. Arg.

Characters[*]:Character States[*]:
global occurrence: Eurasia – Europe
substrate: lichens, lichenized fungi
life habit: lichenized (mutualistic with algal photobionts)
thallus: crustose (crustaceous) – endosubstratal, inconspicuous, immersed
ascomata: absent | present
ascoma: apothecial, apothecioid – hymenial
ascoma [mm]: (low) 0.1 (high) 0.5
[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)
asci: fissitunicate – bitunicate
[asc] tholus: thickened
[asc] tholus amyloidity (iodine reaction): absent
ascospores: (min) 4.0(median) 8.0
[asp] shape: ellipsoidal
[asp] length [µm]: (low) 10.0 (high) 13.5 (max) 16.0
[asp] width [µm]: (low) 5.0 (high) 7.5
[asp] septa: present
[asp] septa: transversely septate
[asp] transversal septa: (median) 1.0
[asp] pigmentation: medium brown, brownish
[asp] perispore, epispore: not apparent
host organism:
primary photobiont: present
secondary photobionts (eg in cephalodia): absent
primary photobiont: chlorophytaceous – trentepohliaceous, trentepohlioid

[*] 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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