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Pseudoramonia Kantvilas & Vezda (2000)

Data Set Maintenance: Data set standard item. Data set author(s): Scholz P. (02-05-18). 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: 2. Thelotremataceae (Nyl.) Stizenb. (1862); Ostropales.

Type Information: Type: Pseudoramonia stipitata (Vezda & Hertel) Kantvilas & Hertel.

Taxonomic Literature: Kantvilas G. & Vezda A., Lichenologist 32: 325-357 (2000).

Biogeography: Checklist records: Australia.

Ecology: Biotroph; lichenized; terricolous or corticolous.

Lichen Photobionts: Primary photobiont present. Primary photobiont taxonomy: Trentepohlia; Trentepohliaceae; Trentepohliales, Ulvophyceae, Eukariota. Secondary photobiont absent.

Thallus: Crustose. Lower Surface: Attached by the whole lower surface.

Reproduction Strategy: Only known as sterile, asexually reproducing form or with sexual (and possible asexual) stages. Ascocarps: Perithecioid, orbicular, forming directly at the tip of the thallus parts, stipitate. Margin: Prominent. Exciple: Brown or white. Periphyses: Absent or present. Epithecium: Apical cells hyaline.

Asci: Tholus not thickened, not amyloid; exoascus not amyloid, not hemiamyloid.

Ascospores: Ellipsoid, rarely curved, or fusiform, 18-24-(30) µm long, 4-6 µm wide, aciculate; septa present; transversally septate, 7-9-transversally septate; wall thin (minutely halonate), hyaline, in Lugol's Solution negative, wall not ornamented (minutely halonate).

Conidiomata: Absent resp. not observed.

Secondary Metabolites: Present, of the following substance class(es): ß-orcinol depsidones.

(report generated 04.Okt.2007)

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