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Ramboldia brunneocarpa Kantvilas & Elix

Data Set Maintenance: Data set compiled and standard item. Data set author(s): Kainz C. (03-01-22). Data set not revised; to be published after submission.

Nomenclature: Current taxonomic status: accepted or basionymous. Taxonomic rank: species. Ramboldia. Lecanoraceae Körb. (1855); Lecanorineae; Lecanorales.

Taxonomic Literature: Kantvilas G., Elix J.A., Bryologist 97(3): 296-304 (1994).

Biogeography: Continent: Australasia.

Ecology: Corticolous.

Thallus: Crustose, areolate (primarily areolate); separate thallus parts thin or thick. Thallus Outline: Soon disappearing. Upper Surface: Grey (pale to greenish), rough, byssoid (unevenly verruculose).

Reproduction Strategy: With sexual (and possible asexual) stages. Ascocarps: Apothecioid, orbicular or irregular, soon sessile (to broadly adnate), up to 1.4 mm in diam.. Margin: Lecideine/biatorine, persistent or excluded, indistinct. Disk: Plane (to unevenly undulate and dimpled, occasionally becoming merkedly convex in oldest or largest apothecia) or weakly convex, brown (rarely more or less translucent pinkish-brown; orange-) or brownish red. Exciple: Not carbonized; white or brownish yellow (very faintly orange-brown). Epithecium: Apical cells not swollen, hyaline or brown (becoming dingy grayish-brown in KOH; pale orange-). Hymenium: 36-50 µm high; white. Hypothecium: 30-80 µm high; white.

Asci: 30-46 µm long, 10-12 µm wide; dehiscence lecanoralean.

Ascospores: Oval (to subfusiform), (9)-10-14-(16) µm long, (2.5)-3-4 µm wide.

Secondary Metabolites: Norstictic acid (and connorstictic acids).

(report generated 04.Okt.2007)

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