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Tylothallia biformigera (Leight.) P. James & H. Kilias

Data Set Maintenance: Data set compiled and standard item. Data set author(s): Kainz C. (03-04-02). Data set not revised; to be published after submission.

Nomenclature: Current taxonomic status: accepted. Taxonomic rank: species. Tylothallia. Synonyms: Biatora bahusiensis Blomb., Lecidea columnatula Nyl., Lecidea obturbans Nyl.; Lecanoraceae Körb. (1855); Lecanorineae; Lecanorales.

Type Information: Basionym: Lecidea biformigera Leight. 1867.

Taxonomic Literature: Kilias R., Herzogia 5(3-4): 209-448 [393,409].

Ecology: Biotroph; lichenized; episubstratic.

Thallus: Crustose; separate thallus parts thick.

Reproduction Strategy: With sexual (and possible asexual) stages. Ascocarps: Apothecioid, soon sessile, strongly constricted at the base. Margin: Indistinct. Epithecium: Apical cells slightly swollen. Interascal Hyphae: Distinctly branched.

Asci: Dehiscence lecanoralean.

Ascospores: c. 8 per ascus, spores 8 per ascus; septa present.

Conidiomata: Present; immersed.

Secondary Metabolites: Present, 2'-O-methylperlatolic acid, atranorin, fumarprotocetraric acid, and norstictic acid.

(report generated 04.Okt.2007)

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