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LIASlight ItemID: 7931

Verrucaria maculicarpa Breuss

Characters[*]:Character States[*]:
global occurrence: Americas – North America (incl Mexico)
substrate: rock – siliceous, siliciferous, acidic | rock – calcareous, calciferous, basic | rock, stones, pebbles – unspecified
life habit: lichenized (mutualistic with algal photobionts)
thallus: crustose (crustaceous) – episubstratal – unspecified | subsquamulose (subsquamulous)
thallus: compartimentized – areolate, squamulate
[th] upper surface: brown(ish) (if pale: fawn, tan; if mid: cinnamon) | brown(ish) grey
[th marginal and upper surface] specific structures: absent
[th] morphol substructures (eg areoles, lobes, branches) width [mm]: (low) 0.2 (high) 0.5 (max) 0.8
[th] morphol substructures (eg areoles, squamules): discontiguous, dispersed (throughout the thallus)
ascomata: absent | present
ascoma: perithecial, perithecioid – hymenial
ascoma [mm]: (low) 0.25 (high) 0.45
ascoma: immersed, innate | subsessile, subimmersed, adnate, semi-immersed, emergent
[ascm, if apoth] margin surface; [if perith] periostiolar area, ostiole, involucrellum: black(ish)
[ascm, if apoth] margin excipular photobionts: absent
[ascm] paraphyses/-oids: absent
asci: fissitunicate – verrucarialean
[asc] tholus: thickened
[asc] tholus amyloidity (iodine reaction): absent
ascospores: (median) 8.0
[asp] shape: broadly ellipsoidal
[asp] length [µm]: (low) 22.0 (high) 30.0
[asp] width [µm]: (min) 11.0 (low) 12.0 (high) 15.0
[asp] septa: absent – spore lumen unilocular, monolocular
[asp] pigmentation: hyaline, colourless
[asp] perispore, epispore: not apparent
secondary metabolites: absent
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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