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Adelococcus Theiss. & Syd. (1918)

Data Set Maintenance: Data set standard item. Data set author(s): Triebel D. Data set reviewer(s): Triebel D. (98-01-01;00-11-1); revised; to be published after submission.

Nomenclature: Current taxonomic status: basionymous or accepted. Taxonomic rank: genus. Number of known taxa within this rank: 3. Adelococcus. Adelococcaceae Triebel (1993); Verrucariales.

Type Information: Type: Adelococcus alpestris (Zopf) Theiss. & Syd.

Taxonomic Literature: Etayo J., Stud. Bot. 13: 255-257 (1994); Etayo J. & Breuss O., Österr. Z. Pilzk. 7: 203-213 (1998); Matzer M. & Hafellner
J., Biblioth. Lichenol. 37: 1-138 [36-45] (1990); Triebel D.,
Sendtnera 1: 273-280 (1993).

Biogeography: Checklist records: Austria, Germany, Great Britain, Sonoran Desert, and United States and Canada (continental).

Ecology: Biotroph; lichenicolous; substrate calciferous.

Lichen Photobionts: Primary photobiont absent. Secondary photobiont absent.

Thallus: Indistinct.

Medulla: Iodine reaction in Lugol's solution negative; not different with or without KOH pre-treatment (euamyloid).

Reproduction Strategy: Only known as sterile, asexually reproducing form or with sexual (and possible asexual) stages. Ascocarps: Perithecioid, orbicular, not emerging, becoming adnate to soon sessile. Margin: External filaments absent. Exciple: Black, brown, or white. Periphyses: Present. Hymenium: Iodine reaction: Lugol’s negative, hemiamyloid. Interascal Hyphae: Present, scarcely branched to distinctly branched, not or scarcely anastomosed. Hypothecium: Black, brown, white, or brownish yellow.

Asci: Tholus thickened, not amyloid; dehiscence verrucarial; exoascus not amyloid, hemiamyloid.

Ascospores: c. 8 per ascus, broadly ellipsoid, ellipsoid, or ovoid, 11-21 µm long, 6-13 µm wide, obtuse; septa absent or present; transversally septate, 0-1-transversally septate; wall thin, not thickened at the septum, dark brown, in Lugol's Solution negative, wall not ornamented or ornamented.

Conidiomata: Absent resp. not observed or present.

Secondary Metabolites: Not detected.

(report generated 04.Okt.2007)

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