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LIASlight ItemID: 8241

Protoparmelia pulchra Diederich, Aptroot & Sérus.

Characters[*]:Character States[*]:
global occurrence: Oceania – Australasia | Oceania – Pacific Islands (Melanesia, Micronesia, Polynesia)
substrate: wood – dead, living | bark, cork, plant surface – trunks, branches, twigs
life habit: lichenized (mutualistic with algal photobionts)
thallus: crustose (crustaceous) – episubstratal – unspecified
thallus: continuous, diffuse, effuse | cracked, fissured, fractured, rimose | compartimentized – areolate, squamulate
[th] upper surface: brown(ish) (if pale: fawn, tan; if mid: cinnamon) | white(ish) brown (beige)
[th upper surface]: epruinose
[th marginal and upper surface] specific structures: absent
[th] morphol substructures (eg areoles, lobes, branches) width [mm]: (low) 0.3 (high) 0.8
[th] morphol substructures (eg areoles, lobes, branches) upper surface: smooth, plane
ascomata: absent | present
ascoma: apothecial, apothecioid – hymenial
ascoma [mm]: (low) 0.6 (high) 3.5
ascoma: sessile, superficial
[ascm, if apoth] disc, mazaedium: plane, flat, flattened, expanded | subconvex, slightly convex
[ascm, if apoth] disc, mazaedium: red(dish) brown (if pale: orange brown)
[ascm, if apoth] subhymenial layers, hypothecium; [if perith] basal excipulum: hyaline, colourless
[ascm] paraphyses/-oids: present
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: narrowly ellipsoidal
[asp] length [µm]: (low) 9.0 (high) 17.0
[asp] width [µm]: (low) 2.0 (high) 3.0
[asp] septa: absent – spore lumen unilocular, monolocular
[asp] pigmentation: hyaline, colourless
[asp] perispore, epispore: not apparent
secondary metabolites: present
secondary metabolites: β-alectoronic acid | alectoronic acid | dehydroalectoronic acid
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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