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Clathroporina Müll. Arg. (1882)

Data Set Maintenance: Data set standard item. Data set author(s): Rambold G. Data set reviewer(s): Aptroot A. (95-02-10); revised; to be published after submission.

Nomenclature: Current taxonomic status: accepted or basionymous. Taxonomic rank: genus. Number of known taxa within this rank: 4. Clathroporina. Trichotheliaceae (Müll. Arg.) Bitter & Schill (1927); Trichotheliales.

Type Information: Type: Clathroporina olivacea Müll. Arg.

Taxonomic Literature: Aptroot A. & Sipman H.J.M., Flora of the Guianas, Ser. E, 2: 1-57
(1993); Galloway D.J., Flora of New Zealand Lichens: i-lxxiii, 1-662
[124-125], Wellington (1985); Hafellner J. & Kalb K. in: Farkas
E.+., Lücking R. & Wirth V. (eds), Biblioth. Lichenol. 58:
161-186 [170] (1995); Jørgensen P.M., Vezda A. & Botnen
A., Lichenologist 15: 45-55 (1983); McCarthy P.M., Lichenologist 27:
321-350 (1995); Vezda A., Acta Mus. Siles., Opava, Ser. A 26: 21-33

Biogeography: Checklist records: Guianas, New Guinea, New Zealand, Thailand, United States and Canada (continental), and Republic of South Africa.

Ecology: Biotroph; lichenized; corticolous; substrate non-calciferous.

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

Thallus: Indistinct or crustose, not subdivided parts, granular. Upper Surface: Grey, white, or olive; 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: Perithecioid, orbicular, forming all across the thallus surface, not emerging. Margin: Indistinct; external filaments absent. Periphyses: Absent. Interascal Hyphae: Present, scarcely branched, not or scarcely anastomosed.

Asci: Tholus not thickened or thickened, not amyloid; dehiscence bitunicate.

Ascospores: c. 8 per ascus, fusiform or oblong, 40-220 µm long, 17-40 µm wide, obtuse or aciculate; septa present; both transversally and longitudinally; wall thin, not thickened at the septum, hyaline, in Lugol's Solution negative, wall not ornamented.

Conidiomata: Absent resp. not observed or present.

Secondary Metabolites: Not detected or present, of the following substance class(es): (anthra-)quinones.

(report generated 04.Okt.2007)

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