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Bryonora curvescens (Mudd) Poelt

Data Set Maintenance: Data set compiled and standard item. Data set author(s): Kainz C. (02-06-12). Data set not revised; to be published after submission.

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

Type Information: Basionym: Pannaria curvescens Mudd 1861.

Taxonomic Literature: Poelt J. & Obermayer W., Nova Hedwigia 53(1-2): 1-26 [12-13] (1991).

Biogeography: Continent: Europe.

Ecology: Biotroph; lichenized; bryophytic (on Grimmia- and Andreaea-species).

Thallus: Indistinct or crustose, not subdivided parts, granular; separate thallus parts thin (very sparse). Upper Surface: Grey or dark brown.

Reproduction Strategy: With sexual (and possible asexual) stages. Ascocarps: Apothecioid, forming independently from the host thallus or mycelium, .5-1.5 mm in diam.. Margin: Excluded, distinct. Disk: Excavate, plane, or weakly convex, brown, epruinose or pruinose. Amphithecial Cortex: Present. Episamma: With episamma.

Ascospores: Oblong (often curved) or oval, 18-45 µm long, 4.5-6.5 µm wide, obtuse.

Secondary Metabolites: Norstictic acid.

(report generated 04.Okt.2007)

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