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Lecidella cyanosarca (Zahlbr.) Hertel

Data Set Maintenance: Data set compiled. Data set author(s): Kainz C. (01-09-05). Data set to be published after submission.

Nomenclature: Taxonomic rank: species. Lecidella. Lecanoraceae Körb. (1855); Lecanorales.

Type Information: Basionym: Lecidea cyanosarca Zahlbr. in Skottsberg, Natur. Hist. Juan Fernandez 2: 359 (1924).

Taxonomic Literature: Hertel H., Herzogia 2: 231-261 (1971).

Biogeography: Continent: Southern America.

Ecology: Biotroph; lichenized; substrate non-calciferous.

Thallus: Crustose, areolate (primarily areolate) (in the center); separate thallus parts thick (up to 2 mm).

Reproduction Strategy: With sexual (and possible asexual) stages. Ascocarps: Forming along the margin of the thallus parts (immersed between areoles), not emerging, .3-1.4 mm in diam.. Margin: Excluded. Disk: Weakly convex, black. Epithecium: Apical cells turquoise (intensely). Hymenium: 60-80 µm high; white. Hypothecium: Brown.

Ascospores: c. 8 per ascus, ellipsoid, 8-12 µm long, 6-7.5 µm wide, obtuse.

Spot Tests: Upper surface: K + deep yellow, C + orange, KC + orange, PD – medulla: C –.

(report generated 04.Okt.2007)

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