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Bacidina defecta Vezda

Data Set Maintenance: Data set compiled and standard item. Data set author(s): Kainz C. (02-09-05). Data set not revised; to be published after submission.

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

Taxonomic Literature: Vĕzda A., Nova Hedwigia 58(1-2): 123-143 (1994).

Biogeography: Continent: Africa, Asia-Temperate ("India"), Australasia, and Southern America.

Ecology: Biotroph (foliicolous); lichenized (foliicolous).

Thallus: Crustose, granular (consisting of goniocysts); separate thallus parts thin. Upper Surface: Special structures present: (goniocysts and isidia (width of isidium-disc only 0.08-0.12 mm)).

Reproduction Strategy: With sexual (and possible asexual) stages. Ascocarps: Apothecioid, forming independently from the host thallus or mycelium, strongly constricted at the base, .8-1.2 mm in diam.. Margin: Not flexuose or slightly flexuose, prominent. Disk: Plane to weakly convex, red (orange-) or brownish red, epruinose. Epithecium: Apical cells distinctly swollen. Hymenium: 45-55 µm high.

Asci: Dehiscence lecanoralean.

Ascospores: Oval (needle-shaped, curved or slightly spirally), 35-40 µm long, 1.5 µm wide; septa present (3-septate).

(report generated 04.Okt.2007)

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