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Lepolichen Trevis. (1853)

Data Set Maintenance: Data set standard item. Data set author(s): Rambold G. Data set not revised; to be published after submission.

Nomenclature: Current taxonomic status: accepted or basionymous. Taxonomic rank: genus. Number of known taxa within this rank: 1. Lepolichen. Coccotremataceae A. Henssen (1976); Pertusariineae; Lecanorales.

Type Information: Type: Lepolichen coccophorus (Montag.) Trevis.

Taxonomic Literature: Henssen A., in Brown D.H. et al., Lichenology: Progress and Problems:
107-138 (1976); Trevisan V., Spighe e Paglie: 1-65 [5-6] (1853);
Tuckerman E., Proc. Am. Acad. Arts Sci. 12: 166-185 [175] (1877) -
sub Pertusaria thamnoplaca.

Ecology: Biotroph; lichenized; corticolous.

Lichen Photobionts: Primary photobiont present; cyanobacterial. Primary photobiont taxonomy: Calothrix (A. Beck 22-05-97); Rivulariaceae; Chroococcales, Cyanobacteria, Prokaryota. Secondary photobiont present.

Thallus: Crustose, not subdivided parts. Thallus Outline: Soon disappearing. Upper Surface: Brownish yellow; special structures absent or present:; not pseudocyphellate; eciliate; without hairs; not isidate or isidiate; not sorediate; not cephalodiate; not lobulate; without granules granules, without thalloconidia thalloconidia. Lower Surface: Attached by holdfasts; special structures absent or present:; not pseudocyphellate; not cyphellate; not rhizinate or rhizinate; without thalloconidia thalloconidia; not cavernulate; not tomentose.

Reproduction Strategy: Only known as sterile, asexually reproducing form or with sexual (and possible asexual) stages. Ascocarps: Apothecioid or perithecioid, orbicular. Margin: External filaments absent. Periphyses: Present. Interascal Hyphae: Present.

Ascospores: c. 8 per ascus, ellipsoid, 50-72 µm long, 23-38 µm wide, obtuse; septa absent; wall not thickened at the septum, hyaline, in Lugol's Solution negative.

Conidiomata: Absent resp. not observed or present.

Secondary Metabolites: Not detected.

(report generated 04.Okt.2007)

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