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Lepraria Ach. (1803)

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Nomenclature: Current taxonomic status: accepted or basionymous. Taxonomic rank: genus. Number of known taxa within this rank: 20 (A. Aptroot 99-09-27). Lepraria. Genus of unknown placement (incertae sedis); of unknown placement (incertae sedis).

Type Information: Type: Lepraria incana (L.) Ach.

Taxonomic Literature: Aptroot A., Diederich P., Sérusiaux E. & Sipman H.J.M.,
Biblioth. Lichenol. 64: 1-220 [76-78] (1997); Galloway D.J., Flora of
New Zealand Lichens: i-lxxiii, 1-662 [245-246], Wellington (1985);
Kümmerling H., Leuckert Ch. & Wirth V., Nova Hedwigia 53:
507-517 (1991); Kümmerling H., Triebel D., & Rambold G.,
Biblioth. Lichenol. 53: 147-160 (1993); Laundon J.R., Lichenologist
2: 57-67 [65-66] (1962); Laundon J.R., Lichenologist 24: 315-350
(1992); Laundon J.R. in: Purvis O.W. et al. (eds), The Lichen Flora
of Great Britain and Ireland, London (1992); Leuckert C.,
Kümmerling H. & Wirth V. in: Farkas E.+., Lücking R.
& Wirth V. (eds), Biblioth. Lichenol. 58: 245-259 (1995); Poelt
J., Bestimmungsschlüssel Europäischer Flechten: 1-757 [373]

Biogeography: Checklist records: Austria, Germany, Great Britain, Guianas, Italy, New Guinea, New Zealand, Sonoran Desert, Sweden and Norway, Thailand, United States and Canada (continental), and Republic of South Africa.

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

Lichen Photobionts: Primary photobiont present; chlorococcal. Primary photobiont taxonomy: Trebouxia (A. Beck 22-05-97); Trebouxiaceae; Trebouxiales, Trebouxiophyceae, Eukariota. Secondary photobiont absent.

Thallus: Crustose, leprose or granular. Upper Surface: Grey, white, or 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: Special structures absent.

Reproduction Strategy: Only known as sterile, asexually reproducing form.

Conidiomata: Absent resp. not observed or present.

Secondary Metabolites: Present, of the following substance class(es): orcinol depsides, ß-orcinol depsides, (higher) aliphatic acids, (tri-)terpenoids, benzyl esters, and dibenzofurans [and usnic acids].

(report generated 04.Okt.2007)

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