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Bryonora reducta Poelt & H. Mayrhofer

Data Set Maintenance: Data set compiled and standard item. Data set author(s): Kainz C. (02-01-07). Data set reviewer(s): Kainz C. (02-05-21); to be published after submission.

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

Taxonomic Literature: Poelt J. & Mayrhofer H. Plant Systematics and Evolution 158(2-

4):265-281 (1988); Poelt J. & Obermayer W., Nova Hedwigia 53(1-
2): 1-26 [14-15] (1991).

Biogeography: Continent: Asia-Temperate.

Ecology: Biotroph (on cyanobacteria (genus Stigonema)); lichenized or lichenicolous (on cyanobacteria (genus Stigonema)); growing on non-calciferous rock. Host or Phorophyte Taxonomy: Aspicilia, Hymeneliaceae.

Thallus: Indistinct. Thallus Outline: Irregular.

Reproduction Strategy: With sexual (and possible asexual) stages. Ascocarps: Apothecioid, becoming adnate, .5-1.5 mm in diam.. Margin: Excluded, distinct. Disk: Excavate to weakly convex, brown or dark brownish red, epruinose or pruinose. Amphithecium (thalline excipulum): Photobiont abundant. Amphithecial Cortex: Present, 40-50 µm wide, 50-60 µm wide at the base. Epithecium: Apical cells slightly swollen. Hymenium: 70 µm high.

Ascospores: Ellipsoid (mostly unilaterally thickened, rarely barbell-shaped; (oblong)), (12)-14-16-(19) µm long, 4-7 µm wide.

(report generated 04.Okt.2007)

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