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Lecidella flavosorediata (Vezda) Hertel & Leuckert

Data Set Maintenance: Data set compiled. Data set author(s): Kainz C. (01-09-04). Data set to be published after submission.

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

Type Information: Basionym: Lecidea flavosorediata Vezda in Preslia 33: 366 (1961).

Taxonomic Literature: Tønsberg T., Sommerfeltia 14: 188-190 (1992).

Biogeography: Continent: Europe.

Ecology: Biotroph; lichenized; corticolous.

Thallus: Indistinct or crustose, not subdivided parts, areolate (primarily areolate); separate thallus parts thin. Thallus Size and Differentiation: Up to 10 cm long. Thallus Outline: Irregular; indistinct or distinct. Upper Surface: Pale grey (in non-sorediate parts); special structures present:; sorediate; soralia isolated, not confluent with other soralia or confluent, but not fusing, soredia 20-30 µm in diam..

Reproduction Strategy: With sexual (and possible asexual) stages. Ascocarps: Apothecioid, forming independently from the host thallus or mycelium, soon sessile, sparse (in 13 % of the specimens) or moderately abundant, up to.8 mm in diam.. Margin: Lecideine/biatorine, excluded. Disk: Weakly convex, black. Exciple: Not carbonized.

Conidiomata: Present (found in one fertile specimen); adnate (in esorediate thallus portions).

Pycnidia: Wall black. Conidia: Filiform or curved (often U-shaped); 25 µm long.

Secondary Metabolites: 6-O-methylarthothelin (= 2,4,5-Trichloro-6-O-methylnorlichexanthone) and arthothelin (2,4,5-trichloronorlichexanthone).

(report generated 04.Okt.2007)

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