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Lecidea maungahukae 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: basionymous or accepted. Taxonomic rank: species. Lecidea. Synonyms:-; Lecideaceae Chevall. (1826); Lecanorales.

Type Information: Protologue: Hertel H., ined.; type specimen label data: New Zealand, Westland, Mt Haast, Col between West Peak and Middle Peak, on schist rocks, 2955 m alt., 10 January 1967, R.G. Cunninghame (herb. Fineran 2487 - CANU, holotype).

Taxonomic Literature: Lit.

Biogeography: Alpine. Continent: Australasia (N.Z.).

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

Thallus: Areolate (primarily areolate), continuous throughout, dispersed along the periphery, continuous in the centre, or dispersed throughout and distinctly seperate; lobes rounded at the front; separate thallus parts.1-.2 mm thick. Thallus Size and Differentiation: Large; main branches basally not constricted. Thallus Outline: Margin concolorous the thallus centre. Upper Surface: Brownish yellow or pale brown, convex; not sorediate; without thalloconidia thalloconidia.

Upper Cortex: Epicortex present. Medulla: Iodine reaction in Lugol's solution positive.

Ascocarps: Soon sessile, slightly constricted at the base, 80-120 per cm², .3-.5-(.7) mm in diam.. Margin: Not flexuose, persistent, 45-70 µm wide, epruinose. Disk: Plane or weakly convex, black, epruinose, without an umbo. Exciple: Hyphae radiating outwards; 2.5-3 µm wide; grey; not inspersed with crystals. Epithecium: Apical cells olive to green, cell pigment reacting with 10% HCl (in H2O). Hymenium: 57-61 µm high; white to pale green; iodine reaction: Lugol’s positive. Subhymenium: 30-40 µm high; white. Hypothecium: Brown.

Ascospores: Broadly ellipsoid to ellipsoid, (7)-8.2-8.9-(11) µm long, (4)-5.1-5.4-(6.5) µm wide; wall not ornamented.

Conidia: (7)-7.5-8.5-(9) µm long.

Secondary Metabolites: Present, norstictic acid.

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

(report generated 04.Okt.2007)

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