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Bacidina chloroticula (Nyl.) Vezda & Poelt

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: Lecidea chloroticula Nyl. 1877.

Taxonomic Literature: Ekman S., Opera Botanica 127: 1-148 [118-119] (1996).

Biogeography: Continent: Europe and Northern America (collected twice in southern Ontario).

Ecology: Biotroph; lichenized; corticolous.

Thallus: Crustose, not subdivided parts, rimose; separate thallus parts more or less thin. Thallus Outline: Irregular. Upper Surface: Greenish grey (partly dissolving into pale green goniocysts); special structures present: (goniocysts); wrinkled (or warted).

Reproduction Strategy: With sexual (and possible asexual) stages. Ascocarps: Apothecioid, forming independently from the host thallus or mycelium, .19-.2-.21 mm in diam.. Margin: Lecideine/biatorine, persistent, distinct. Disk: Plane or weakly convex (sometimes later), brownish yellow ("pale yellow or pale grey"), epruinose. Exciple: Not carbonized. Parathecium (proper excipulum): Very pale brown or white, not inspersed with crystals. Epithecium: Apical cells slightly swollen or distinctly swollen. Hymenium: White or pale brown (in upper part). Hypothecium: White.

Ascospores: Oval ("acicular, straight or slightly curved to sigmoid), (17)-24-26-28-(31) µm long, (.9)-1-1.1-1.2-(1.2) µm wide; septa present ((0-)0.6-1.2-1.8(-3) septa).

Conidiomata: Present; immersed (in thallus).

Conidia: Filiform (0-1-sepate) or curved; 30-43 µm long, .9 µm wide.

Secondary Metabolites: Present (sometimes very small amounts of an unidentified brown pigment in the proper exciple and hymenium).

(report generated 04.Okt.2007)

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