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Lecidea charadrodes Zahlbr.

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

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

Type Information: Protologue: Zahlbruckner A., Denkschr. Akad. Wiss. Wien, math.-nat. Kl. 104: 300 (1941); type specimen label data: New Zealand, North Island, Wellington, Tararua Mts., Mt Dennan, c.1200 m, E. Chamberlain 190 (W, lectotype).

Biogeography: Subantarctic (Campbell I., Macquarie I.); montane and alpine. Continent: Australasia (N.Z., Australia: Mt Kosciusco).

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

Thallus: Not subdivided parts, areolate (primarily areolate), continuous throughout; lobes angular at the front; separate thallus parts.2-.8 mm thick. Thallus Size and Differentiation: Large; main branches basally not constricted. Thallus Outline: Margin concolorous the thallus centre. Upper Surface: White, lemon (citrine), brownish yellow, grey (usually pale), or red (rusty coloured by Fe), plane; not sorediate; without thalloconidia thalloconidia.

Medulla: Iodine reaction in Lugol's solution negative.

Ascocarps: Not emerging, becoming adnate, not constricted at the base, 10-120 per cm², .7-1.2-(5.5) mm in diam.. Margin: Not flexuose, persistent or excluded, indistinct, 5-80 µm wide, epruinose. Disk: Plane to weakly convex, black, epruinose, pruina scarce, without an umbo. Exciple: Grey; not inspersed with crystals or inspersed with crystals. Epithecium: Apical cells olive. Hymenium: 70-(mean 92)-110 µm high; white; iodine reaction: Lugol’s positive. Subhymenium: 10-20 µm high; white. Hypothecium: Brown.

Ascospores: Ellipsoid, (11)-14.7-18-(23) µm long, (6)-6.9-9.2-(11) µm wide; wall not ornamented.

Conidia: (8)-12-15-(18) µm long.

Secondary Metabolites: Present, norstictic acid (major) and pannarin (minor).

Spot Tests: Medulla: K + red, C –, PD + deep yellow; ascocarp margin (in section): K –, + deep yellow, or + red, C – disk: C – hypothecium: K –.

(report generated 04.Okt.2007)

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