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Bryonora castanea (Hepp) Poelt var. castanea

Data Set Maintenance: Data set compiled. Data set author(s): Kainz C. (01-10-23). Data set to be published after submission.

Nomenclature: Current taxonomic status: accepted. Taxonomic rank: species @EXCL@ variety. Bryonora. Lecanoraceae Körb. (1855); Lecanorales.

Type Information: Basionym: Biatora castanea Hepp 1875.

Taxonomic Literature: Poelt J. & Obermayer W., Nova Hedwigia 53(1-2): 1-26 [11] (1991).

Biogeography: Alpine. Continent: Antarctica, Asia-Temperate, Australasia, Europe, and Northern America.

Ecology: Biotroph; lichenized; terricolous.

Thallus: Indistinct or crustose, squamulose or granular. Upper Surface: Grey or brown.

Reproduction Strategy: With sexual (and possible asexual) stages. Ascocarps: Apothecioid, .5-1.5 mm in diam.. Margin: Excluded. Disk: Excavate to weakly convex, brown, epruinose or pruinose. Amphithecium (thalline excipulum): Photobiont abundant. Amphithecial Cortex: Present. Episamma: With episamma (nearly always).

Ascospores: 16-25 µm long, 5-7-(8) µm wide.

Secondary Metabolites: Norstictic acid.

(report generated 04.Okt.2007)

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