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Biatora sphaeroidiza (Vain.) Printzen & Holien

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: 119-123 (1995).

Ecology: Corticolous.

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

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

Ascospores: Oblong, (7.5)-9.3-10.9-(14) µm long, (2.5)-2.9-3.3-(3.5) µm wide; septa absent; 0-transversally septate; wall not constricted where the septum meets the spore wall.

Secondary Metabolites: Asemone (= 4,5,7-trichloronorlichexanthone) and thiophanic acid (= 2,4,5,7-tetrachloronorlichexanthone).

(report generated 15.Nov.2007)

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