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Norrlinia 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; 00-06-12); revised; to be published after submission.

Nomenclature: Current taxonomic status: accepted or basionymous. Taxonomic rank: genus. Number of known taxa within this rank: 1. Norrlinia. Verrucariaceae Zenker (1827); Verrucariales.

Type Information: Type: Norrlinia peltigericola (Nyl.) Theiss. & Syd.

Taxonomic Literature: Hawksworth D.L., Trans. Brit. Mycol. Soc. 74: 363-386 (1980); Kondratyuk S.Y. & Galloway D.J. in: Farkas E.+., Lücking R. & Wirth V. (eds), Biblioth. Lichenol. 58: 235-244 (1995); Martínez Moreno M.I., Ruzia 15: 1-200 [171] (1999); Santesson R., Nord. J. Bot. 9: 97-99 (1989); Triebel D., Sendtnera 1: 273-274 (1993).

Biogeography: Checklist records: Austria.

Ecology: Biotroph; lichenicolous; terricolous.

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, soon sessile. Margin: External filaments absent. Exciple: Black or brown. Periphyses: Present. Hymenium: Iodine reaction: Lugol’s negative, hemiamyloid. Interascal Hyphae: Absent. Hypothecium: Black or brown.

Asci: Exoascus not amyloid, hemiamyloid.

Ascospores: 1–2 per ascus, ellipsoid, 38-76 µm long, 13-34 µm wide, obtuse; septa present; both transversally and longitudinally, 8-20-transversally septate; wall thin, not thickened at the septum, dark brown or hyaline, in Lugol's Solution negative, wall not ornamented.

Conidiomata: Absent resp. not observed or present.

Secondary Metabolites: Not detected.

(report generated 04.Okt.2007)

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