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Bryonora pulvinar Poelt & Obermayer var. pulvinar

Data Set Maintenance: Data set compiled and standard item. Data set author(s): Kainz C. (02-05-21).

Nomenclature: Taxonomic rank: variety. Bryonora. Lecanoraceae Körb. (1855); Lecanorales.

Taxonomic Literature: Poelt J. & Obermayer W., Nova Hedwigia 53(1-2): 1-26 [15-16] (1991).

Biogeography: Continent: Asia-Temperate.

Ecology: Biotroph; lichenized.

Thallus: Crustose (podetia-like growth); separate thallus parts thick. Upper Surface: Brown, matt or glossy (shiny), rough (not rarely with deep furrows).

Reproduction Strategy: With sexual (and possible asexual) stages. Ascocarps: Apothecioid, forming independently from the host thallus or mycelium (at the ends of the podetia-like structures). Margin: Strongly flexuose, distinct. Disk: Excavate to plane, dark brown. Amphithecial Cortex: Present. Epithecium: Apical cells distinctly swollen, brownish red. Interascal Hyphae: Distinctly branched.

Ascospores: c. 8 per ascus, ellipsoid, (16)-20-25-(28) µm long, 5-7.5 µm wide; septa absent or present (1-2(-4)-celled).

Secondary Metabolites: Lobaric acid.

Spot Tests: Medulla: C –.

(report generated 04.Okt.2007)

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