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Miriquidica deusta (Stenh.) Hertel & Rambold

Data Set Maintenance: Data set standard item. Data set author(s): Rambold G. (96-02-07). Data set reviewer(s): Kainz C. (00-10-02); to be published after submission; 96-02-07.

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

Taxonomic Literature: Hertel, H., Rambold, G. 1987. Miriquidica genus novum Lecanoracearum (Ascomycetes lichenisati). Mitt. Bot. Staatssamml. München 23: 377-392.

Biogeography: Continent: Asia-Temperate, Australasia, Europe, and Northern America.

Ecology: Biotroph; lichenized. Host or Phorophyte Taxonomy: Lecideaceae.

Thallus: Crustose. Thallus Outline: Simple or lobed; soon disappearing. Upper Surface: Brown; not sorediate. Lower Surface: Not rhizinate.

Reproduction Strategy: Only known as sterile, asexually reproducing form or with sexual (and possible asexual) stages. Ascocarps: Not emerging, becoming adnate to soon sessile, not constricted at the base. Margin: Lecanorine or lecideine/biatorine. Exciple: Not carbonized; grey, white, or brownish yellow. Epithecium: Apical cells green, brown, or olive. Hypothecium: White.

Ascospores: 11-16 µm long, 4.5-5.5 µm wide.

Secondary Metabolites: Lobaric acid and miriquidic acid.

(report generated 04.Okt.2007)

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