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Carbonea invadens R. Sant. & Rambold

Data Set Maintenance: Data set standard item. Data set author(s): Knoph J.-G., Rambold G. & Triebel D. (94-07-19). Data set reviewer(s): Kainz C. (00-08-16); to be published after submission; 94-07-19.

Nomenclature: Current taxonomic status: accepted. Taxonomic rank: species. Carbonea. Lecanoraceae Körb. (1855).

Taxonomic Literature: Knoph et al. in ed.

Biogeography: Continent: Europe.

Ecology: Biotroph; lichenicolous; growing on non-calciferous rock. Host or Phorophyte Taxonomy: Pleopsidium, Lecanoraceae.

Thallus: Indistinct. Upper Surface: Special structures absent.

Reproduction Strategy: With sexual (and possible asexual) stages. Ascocarps: Soon sessile, slightly constricted at the base, .5-.7 mm in diam.. Margin: Persistent (mostly), prominent. Disk: Plane to weakly convex, black, pruina scarce, without an umbo. Exciple: Black or green. Parathecium (proper excipulum): Green. Amphithecium (thalline excipulum): Present. Epithecium: Apical cells distinctly swollen, black or green. Hymenium: White. Hypothecium: White.

Ascospores: Ellipsoid or obovoid, 11-13 µm long, 6-7 µm wide; septa absent.

(report generated 04.Okt.2007)

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