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LIASlight ItemID: 8022

Gloeoheppia squamulosa (Zahlbr.) M. Schultz

Characters[*]:Character States[*]:
global occurrence: Americas – North America (incl Mexico)
substrate: soil, clay, humus, turf, detritus, dead leaves | rock, stones, pebbles – unspecified
life habit: lichenized (mutualistic with algal photobionts)
thallus: squamulose (squamulous)
thallus: continuous, diffuse, effuse | cracked, fissured, fractured, rimose
[th] upper surface: brown(ish) (if pale: fawn, tan; if mid: cinnamon) | green(ish) brown (olive brown)
[th upper surface]: pruinose
[th marginal and upper surface] specific structures: absent
[th] morphol substructures (eg areoles, lobes, branches) width [mm]: (low) 0.3 (high) 1.5 (max) 4.0
[th] morphol substructures (eg areoles, lobes, branches) upper surface: smooth, plane
ascomata: absent | present
ascoma: apothecial, apothecioid – hymenial
ascoma [mm]: (low) 0.25 (high) 0.4
ascoma: immersed, innate | subsessile, subimmersed, adnate, semi-immersed, emergent
[ascm, if apoth] disc, mazaedium: black(ish) | red(dish) | yellow(ish) brown
[ascm] paraphyses/-oids: present
[ascm] paraphyses/-oid apical cells width [µm]: (low) 3.0 (high) 3.5
[ascm] epihymenium, epithecium: yellow(ish) brown
asci: prototunicate
[asc] tholus: not thickened
[asc] tholus amyloidity (iodine reaction): absent
ascospores: (min) 8.0 (low) 12.0 (high) 16.0 (max) 24.0
[asp] shape: ellipsoidal | elongate-fusiform, ellipsoidal-fusiform
[asp] length [µm]: (low) 9.0 (high) 12.0
[asp] width [µm]: (low) 4.0 (high) 6.0
[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: cyanobacterial

[*] 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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