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LIASlight ItemID: 8290

Melanotopelia rugosa (Kantvilas & Vězda) Lumbsch & Mangold

Characters[*]:Character States[*]:
global occurrence: Oceania – Australasia | Americas – South and Central America | Antarctic – Southern Subpolar Islands, Subantarctic Islands
substrate: bryophytes – mosses, liverworts | bark, cork, plant surface – trunks, branches, twigs
life habit: lichenized (mutualistic with algal photobionts)
thallus: crustose (crustaceous) – episubstratal – unspecified
thallus: continuous, diffuse, effuse
[th] upper surface: yellow(ish) white (ivory, off-white, cream-coloured)
[th marginal and upper surface] specific structures: absent
[th] morphol substructures (eg areoles, lobes, branches) upper surface: smooth, plane
ascomata: absent | present
ascoma: apothecial, apothecioid – hymenial
ascoma [mm]: (low) 0.5 (high) 1.0
ascoma: sessile, superficial
[ascm, if apoth] disc, mazaedium: brown(ish) (if pale: fawn, tan; if mid: cinnamon) | white(ish)
[ascm, if apoth] disc, mazaedium: epruinose
[ascm] paraphyses/-oids: present
[ascm] epihymenium, epithecium: brown(ish) (if pale: fawn, tan; if mid: cinnamon) | hyaline, colourless | red(dish) brown (pale: orange brown)
asci: unitunicate
[asc] tholus: not thickened | thickened
[asc] tholus amyloidity (iodine reaction): absent
ascospores: (low) 1.0 (high) 4.0
[asp] shape: fusiform
[asp] length [µm]: (low) 80.0 (high) 230.0
[asp] width [µm]: (low) 20.0 (high) 45.0
[asp] septa: present
[asp] septa: muriformly septate – muriform, submuriform
[asp] pigmentation: hyaline, colourless | pale brown | yellowish brown
[asp] perispore, epispore: not apparent | thin, thinly halonate | amyloid
secondary metabolites: absent | present
secondary metabolites: constictic acid | cryptostictic acid | stictic 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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