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Miriquidica pulvinatula (Arnold) Hertel & Rambold

Data Set Maintenance: Data set standard item. Data set author(s): Rambold G. (96-02-07). Data set reviewer(s): Kainz C. (00-10-25); 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:

Biogeography: Continent: Europe and Northern America.

Ecology: Biotroph; lichenized.

Thallus: Crustose. Thallus Outline: Simple. Upper Surface: Grey, white (dirty), or brownish yellow; not sorediate. Lower Surface: Not rhizinate.

Reproduction Strategy: Only known as sterile, asexually reproducing form or with sexual (and possible asexual) stages. Ascocarps: Soon sessile, strongly constricted at the base. Exciple: Grey, white, or brownish yellow. Epithecium: Apical cells green, dark green, or olive. Hypothecium: White.

Ascospores: 3.5-5.5 µm wide.

Secondary Metabolites: Miriquidic acid and stictic acid.

(report generated 04.Okt.2007)

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