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Biatora fallax Hepp

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 or basionymous. Taxonomic rank: species. Biatora. Biatoraceae A. Massal. ex Stiz. (1862).

Taxonomic Literature: Printzen Ch., Biblioth. Lichenol. 60: 91-94 (1995).

Ecology: Bryophytic, lignicolous, or corticolous.

Thallus: Crustose, granular. Thallus Outline: Soon disappearing. Upper Surface: Green or brownish yellow; not sorediate or sorediate.

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

Ascospores: Ellipsoid, (8.5)-10.8-13.9-(19.5) µm long, (3)-3.7-4.5-(5.5) µm wide; septa mostly absent or present; 1-2-transversally septate; wall not constricted where the septum meets the spore wall.

Secondary Metabolites: Argopsin or gyrophoric acid.

(report generated 15.Nov.2007)

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