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Tephromela melaleuca (Sommerf.) Haugan & Timdal

Data Set Maintenance: Data set standard item. Data set author(s): Rambold G. (94-08-27). Data set reviewer(s): Kainz C. (00-12-22); to be published after submission; 94-08-27.

Nomenclature: Current taxonomic status: accepted. Taxonomic rank: species. Tephromela. Synonyms: Lecidea aglaeiza Nyl. 1875. Flora 58: 301; Tephromela testaceoatra (Vain.) Hertel & Rambold 1985. Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 107: 494; Lecidea testaceoatra Vain. 1883. Meddel. Soc. Fauna Fl. Fenn. 10: 78; Lecanoraceae Körb. (1855).

Type Information: Basionym: Lecidea melaleuca Sommerf. 1826. Suppl. Fl. lapp.: 148.

Taxonomic Literature: Hertel H. & Rambold G. 1985. Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 107: 469-501 -
sub L. arctogena; Haugan R. & Timdal E. 1994. Tephromela perlata and T. talayana, with notes on the T. aglaea-complex. Graphis Scripta 6: 17-26.

Biogeography: Continent: Europe and Northern America.

Ecology: Biotroph; lichenized; substrate non-calciferous.

Thallus Outline: Persistent. Upper Surface: Brownish yellow; not sorediate.

Margin: Lecideine/biatorine. Exciple: Not carbonized. Hymenium: White.

Ascospores: 7.5-14.5 µm long, 4.5-7 µm wide.

Secondary Metabolites: Alectorialic acid, norstictic acid, and psoromic acid.

(report generated 04.Okt.2007)

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