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Lecidea altoandina Hertel

Data Set Maintenance: Data set standard item. Data set author(s): Hertel H. (99-01-01). Data set not revised.

Nomenclature: Current taxonomic status: accepted or basionymous. Taxonomic rank: species. Lecidea. Synonyms:-; Lecideaceae Chevall. (1826); Lecanorales.

Type Information: Protologue: Hertel H., ined.; type specimen label data: type.

Taxonomic Literature: Lit.

Biogeography: Alpine. Continent: Southern America (Venezuela).

Ecology: Biotroph; lichenized; endosubstratic; substrate non-calciferous.

Thallus: Separate thallus parts 0 mm thick. Thallus Size and Differentiation: Large. Upper Surface: Not sorediate.

Medulla: Iodine reaction in Lugol's solution positive.

Ascocarps: Soon sessile, strongly constricted at the base, .3-.4-(.5) mm in diam.. Margin: Not flexuose, persistent, 25-30 µm wide, epruinose. Disk: Plane, black, epruinose, without an umbo. Exciple: Grey; inspersed with crystals. Epithecium: Apical cells olive. Hymenium: 30-40 µm high; white or pale green. Subhymenium: 20-25 µm high; white. Hypothecium: Brown.

Ascospores: Cylindrical, (8)-9-10-(12.5) µm long, (2)-2.3-2.7-(3.5) µm wide; wall not ornamented.

Spot Tests: Ascocarp margin (in section): K –, C – disk: C – hypothecium: K –.

(report generated 04.Okt.2007)

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