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Biatora chrysantha (Zahlbr.) Printzen in V. Wirth

Data Set Maintenance: Data set standard item. Data set author(s): Printzen C. (95-05-15). Data set to be published after submission; 95-05-15.

Nomenclature: Current taxonomic status: accepted. Taxonomic rank: species. Biatora. Biatoraceae A. Massal. ex Stiz. (1862).

Taxonomic Literature: Printzen Ch., Biblioth. Lichenol. 60: 70-76 (1995).

Ecology: Bryophytic, lignicolous, or corticolous.

Thallus: Crustose, granular. Thallus Outline: Soon disappearing. Upper Surface: Green or grey; sorediate.

Margin: Not flexuose, indistinct to distinct. Exciple: White or brownish yellow. Epithecium: Apical cells hyaline or brownish yellow. Hypothecium: White or brownish yellow.

Ascospores: Ellipsoid or broadly ellipsoid, (10)-11.9-15.6-(19.5) µm long, (3)-3.8-5.9-(7.5) µm wide; septa mostly absent or present; 1-transversally septate; wall not constricted where the septum meets the spore wall.

Secondary Metabolites: Gyrophoric acid, atranorin, or lecanoric acid.

(report generated 15.Nov.2007)

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