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LIASlight ItemID: 5707

Roccella phycopsis Ach.

Characters[*]:Character States[*]:
global occurrence: Africa (incl Madagascar) | Eurasia – Europe | Americas – South and Central America
substrate: bark, cork, plant surface – trunks, branches, twigs | rock, stones, pebbles – unspecified
life habit: lichenized (mutualistic with algal photobionts)
thallus: fruticose (fruticous), shrub-like, beard-like
[th] upper surface: blue(ish) grey
[th marginal and upper surface] specific structures: present
[th margin] cilia, cilioid structures: absent
[th upper surface] isidia, isidioid structures: absent
[th upper surface] soredia, soralia, soralioid structures: present
[th] morphol substructures (eg lobes, branches): irregular
ascomata: absent | present
ascoma: apothecial, apothecioid – hymenial
ascoma: sessile, superficial
[ascm, if apoth] disc, mazaedium: black(ish)
[ascm, if apoth] subhymenial layers, hypothecium; [if perith] basal excipulum: black(ish) | brown(ish) (if pale: fawn, tan; if mid: cinnamon)
[ascm] paraphyses/-oids: present
asci: fissitunicate – bitunicate
[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] shape: elongate-fusiform, ellipsoidal-fusiform
[asp] length [µm]: (min) 14.0 (low) 18.0 (high) 21.0 (max) 23.0
[asp] width [µm]: (low) 4.0 (high) 6.0
[asp] septa: present
[asp] septa: transversely septate
[asp] transversal septa: (median) 3.0
[asp] pigmentation: hyaline, colourless
[asp] perispore, epispore: not apparent
conidiomata: absent | present
conidia: [cur] – curved, unciform, falcate, sickle-shaped
[co] length [µm]: (low) 12.0 (high) 17.0
secondary metabolites: present
secondary metabolites: erythrin | lepraric acid | roccellic acid
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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