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Bacidina simplex Farkas & 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: Farkas E., Vĕzda A., Folia Geobotanica et Phytotaxonomica 28: 321-330 (1993).

Biogeography: Continent: Africa (Tanzania).

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

Thallus: Crustose, granular (finely leprose-); separate thallus parts thin. Thallus Size and Differentiation: Up to 1 cm long. Thallus Outline: Soon disappearing. Upper Surface: Grey (green-); special structures present: (goniocysts).

Reproduction Strategy: With sexual (and possible asexual) stages. Ascocarps: Strongly constricted at the base, sparse (and scattered), .15-.25 mm in diam.. Margin: Lecideine/biatorine, indistinct. Disk: Plane, pale brownish yellow. Exciple: Not carbonized. Parathecium (proper excipulum): White. Episamma: With episamma (often). Epithecium: Apical cells distinctly swollen, hyaline. Hymenium: 40-45 µm high; white. Hypothecium: White.

Ascospores: c. 8 per ascus, oval, 7-9 µm long, 1.8-2 µm wide; septa absent.

Conidiomata: Present.

Conidia: Filiform or curved (or spiral-shaped); 18-22 µm long, .5 µm wide.

(report generated 04.Okt.2007)

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