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Carbonea minor Triebel & 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. (00-11-15); 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: Asia-Temperate and Southern America.

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

Thallus: Indistinct. Upper Surface: Special structures absent.

Reproduction Strategy: With sexual (and possible asexual) stages. Ascocarps: Soon sessile, strongly constricted at the base, .15-.25 mm in diam.. Margin: Persistent, prominent. Disk: Plane to weakly convex, black, epruinose, without an umbo. Exciple: Black, green, white, brownish yellow, or violet. Parathecium (proper excipulum): White, dissolving in 10% KOH. Amphithecium (thalline excipulum): Present; 15 µm wide. Epithecium: Apical cells slightly swollen, black or dark brown. Hymenium: Pale brown or white. Hypothecium: Black, brown, brownish yellow, or violet.

Ascospores: Ellipsoid, oblong-obtuse, or oblong, 8-10.3-13 µm long, 3.5-4.4-6 µm wide; septa absent.

(report generated 04.Okt.2007)

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