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Lecidella epichromatica (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 epichromatica Zahlbr., Ann. Crypt. Exot. 5: 227 (1932).

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

Biogeography: Continent: Africa.

Ecology: Biotroph; lichenized; substrate non-calciferous.

Thallus: Crustose, rimose (fine); separate thallus parts thin. Thallus Outline: Persistent; black. Upper Surface: Yellow.

Reproduction Strategy: With sexual (and possible asexual) stages. Ascocarps: Soon sessile, not constricted or slightly constricted at the base, .1-.8 mm in diam.. Margin: Lecideine/biatorine, indistinct. Disk: Black. Exciple: Not carbonized; brown. Parathecium (proper excipulum): White (C+ yellow). Amphithecium (thalline excipulum): Present. Epithecium: Apical cells slightly swollen, grey-green or turquoise (in KOH). Hymenium: 45-55 µm high; white. Interascal Hyphae: Distinctly branched. Hypothecium: White.

Ascospores: c. 8 per ascus, ellipsoid, 9-11.5-13 µm long, 6-7-8 µm wide, obtuse; wall thick, distinctly differentiated into primary and secondary wall, not ornamented.

Conidiomata: Present.

Conidia: 15-20 µm long, 1 µm wide.

Secondary Metabolites: Of the following substance class(es): xanthones.

Spot Tests: Upper surface: K – (negative), KC + orange, PD –.

(report generated 04.Okt.2007)

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