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Badimia Vezda (1986)

Data Set Maintenance: Data set standard item. Data set author(s): Rambold G. Data set reviewer(s): Lücking R. (95-08-01, 96-08-01); revised; to be published after submission.

Nomenclature: Current taxonomic status: accepted or basionymous. Taxonomic rank: genus. Number of known taxa within this rank: 11. Badimia. Pilocarpaceae Zahlbr. (1905); Cladoniineae; Lecanorales.

Type Information: Type: Badimia dimidiata (C. Bab. ex Leight.) Ve zda.

Taxonomic Literature: Aptroot A., Diederich P., Sérusiaux E. & Sipman H.J.M., Biblioth. Lichenol. 64: 1-220 [23-24] (1997); Awasthi D.D. & Mathur R., Proc. Indian Acad. Sci. (Pl. Sci.) 97: 481-503 (1987); Lücking R., Lichenologist 31(3): 269-289 (1999); Lücking R., Lumbsch H.T. & Elix J.A., Bot. Acta 107: 369-472 (1994); Sérusiaux E., Lichenologist 18: 1-35 (1986); Vezda A., Folia Geobot. Phytotax. 21: 199-219 (1986).

Biogeography: Checklist records: Guianas and New Guinea.

Ecology: Biotroph; lichenized; corticolous or epiphyllous.

Lichen Photobionts: Primary photobiont present; chlorococcal. Secondary photobiont absent.

Thallus: Crustose, not subdivided parts, granular. Upper Surface: Green or grey; special structures absent. Lower Surface: Attached by the whole lower surface; special structures absent.

Reproduction Strategy: Only known as sterile, asexually reproducing form or with sexual (and possible asexual) stages. Ascocarps: Apothecioid, orbicular, forming all across the thallus surface, soon sessile. Margin: Prominent; external filaments absent. Exciple: Grey or white. Periphyses: Absent. Epithecium: Apical cells hyaline or brownish yellow. Interascal Hyphae: Present, scarcely branched, not or scarcely anastomosed. Hypothecium: White or brownish yellow.

Asci: Tholus thickened, amyloid, with amyloid tube; dehiscence lecanoralean.

Ascospores: c. 8 per ascus, fusiform or oblong-obtuse, 11-18 µm long, 3-6 µm wide, obtuse or aciculate; septa present; transversally septate or both transversally and longitudinally, 3-transversally septate; wall thin, not thickened at the septum, laterally constricted where the septum meets the spore wall, hyaline, in Lugol's Solution negative, wall not ornamented.

Conidiomata: Absent resp. not observed or present; campylidial; sessile, formed all accross the thallus surface.

Conidia: Filiform; septate.

Secondary Metabolites: Present, of the following substance class(es): (tri-)terpenoids, xanthones, and dibenzofurans [and usnic acids].

(report generated 04.Okt.2007)

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