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Bacidina assulata (Körb.) S. Ekman

Data Set Maintenance: Data set compiled and standard item. Data set author(s): Kainz C. (02-09-04). Data set not revised; to be published after submission.

Nomenclature: Current taxonomic status: accepted. Taxonomic rank: species. Bacidina. Lecanoraceae Körb. (1855); Lecanorales.

Type Information: Basionym: Bacidia rubella var. assulata Körb. 1860.

Taxonomic Literature: Ekman S., Opera Botanica 127: 1-148 [116-117] (1996).

Biogeography: Continent: Europe and Northern America.

Ecology: Biotroph; lichenized; corticolous.

Thallus: Indistinct, more or less not subdivided parts, granular (more or less warted, in small spots dissolved into loosely aggregated granules (goniocysts)); separate thallus parts thin or thick (rather). Thallus Outline: Irregular. Upper Surface: Special structures present: (goniocysts).

Reproduction Strategy: With sexual (and possible asexual) stages. Ascocarps: Apothecioid, forming independently from the host thallus or mycelium, .3-.4-.6 mm in diam.. Margin: Lecideine/biatorine, distinct. Disk: Plane, brownish yellow or brownish red (pink to brown-orange to purple-brown, often mottled with different colours), epruinose. Exciple: Not carbonized. Parathecium (proper excipulum): Brownish yellow. Epithecium: Apical cells slightly swollen or distinctly swollen, hyaline. Hymenium: 62-70-74 µm high; brown (in upper part, more or less diffusely and unevenly orange-brown) or white. Hypothecium: Very pale yellow or white.

Ascospores: (36)-39-(43) µm long, (1.9)-2.3-(2.5) µm wide; septa present ((5-)7(-9) septa).

Conidiomata: Present; immersed (in thallus).

Conidia: Filiform or curved; 10 µm long, .5 µm wide.

Secondary Metabolites: Present (yellowish to orange-brown parts of proper exciple, hypothecium, and hymenium K+ intensifying, N-; Rubella Orange in proper exciple, hypothecium, and hymenium).

(report generated 04.Okt.2007)

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