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LIASlight ItemID: 3751

Micarea melaena (Nyl.) Hedl.

Characters[*]:Character States[*]:
global occurrence: Oceania – Australasia | Eurasia – Europe | Americas – North America (incl Mexico) | Arctic
substrate: soil, clay, humus, turf, detritus, dead leaves
life habit: lichenized (mutualistic with algal photobionts)
thallus: crustose (crustaceous) – episubstratal – unspecified
[th marginal and upper surface] specific structures: absent
ascomata: absent | present
ascoma: apothecial, apothecioid – hymenial
[ascm, if apoth] disc, mazaedium: subconvex, slightly convex | convex
[ascm, if apoth] disc, mazaedium: black(ish)
[ascm, if apoth] subhymenial layers, hypothecium; [if perith] basal excipulum: black(ish) brown | blue(ish) red (purple)
[ascm] paraphyses/-oids: present
[ascm] epihymenium, epithecium: brown(ish) green (olivaceous, olive green)
asci: lecanoralean
[asc] tholus: thickened
[asc] tholus amyloidity (iodine reaction): present
[asc] tholus amyloidity pattern: with amyloid tube, ring (= Collema-, Micarea-, Porpidia-, Psora-types etc)
ascospores: (median) 8.0
[asp] pigmentation: hyaline, colourless
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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