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LIASlight ItemID: 7293

Candelariella complanata Westberg

Characters[*]:Character States[*]:
global occurrence: Americas – North America (incl Mexico)
substrate: rock – siliceous, siliciferous, acidic | rock, stones, pebbles – unspecified
life habit: lichenized (mutualistic with algal photobionts)
thallus: squamulose (squamulous) | peltate, umbilicate
thallus: compartimentized – areolate, squamulate
[th] upper surface: yellow(ish) (if dull: buff) | red(dish) yellow (orange, orange yellow) | yellow(ish) red (orange red)
[th upper surface]: epruinose
[th marginal and upper surface] specific structures: absent
[th] morphol substructures (eg areoles, lobes, branches) width [mm]: (median) 0.3 (max) 0.6
[th] morphol substructures (eg areoles, squamules): discontiguous, dispersed (throughout the thallus) | distantly discontiguous
[th] morphol substructures (eg areoles, lobes, branches) upper surface: subsquamulose | squamulose
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
[ascm, if apoth] disc, mazaedium: yellow(ish) (if dull: buff)
[ascm, if apoth] disc, mazaedium: epruinose
[ascm, if apoth] margin surface; [if perith] periostiolar area, ostiole, involucrellum: yellow(ish) (if dull: buff)
[ascm, if apoth] margin excipular photobionts: present | abundant
[ascm, if apoth] subhymenial layers, hypothecium; [if perith] basal excipulum: hyaline, colourless
[ascm] paraphyses/-oids: present
[ascm] paraphyses/-oid cells width [µm]: (low) 1.5 (high) 2.0
[ascm] paraphyses/-oid apical cells width [µm]: (min) 3.0
[ascm] epihymenium, epithecium: brown(ish) yellow (ochraceous, ochre) | red(dish) yellow (orange, orange yellow)
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: oblong, oblong-obtuse | narrowly ellipsoidal
[asp] length [µm]: (min) 9.5 (low) 11.0 (high) 16.0 (max) 18.0
[asp] width [µm]: (min) 3.0 (low) 3.5 (high) 4.5 (max) 5.5
[asp] septa: absent – spore lumen unilocular, monolocular | present
[asp] septa: transversely septate
[asp] transversal septa: (median) 1.0
[asp] pigmentation: hyaline, colourless
[asp] perispore, epispore: not apparent
conidiomata: absent | present
conidia: ellipsoidal
[co] length [µm]: (low) 2.5 (high) 3.0
secondary metabolites: present
secondary metabolites: calycin | pulvinic acid | vulpinic acid | pulvinic acid lactone
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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