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Lecidea pantherinella 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: Venezuela, Estado Merida, Andes, Sierra de Santo Domingo, Paramo de Mucuchies, Höhen oberhalb der Straße nach Pinango, 4250 m, 22 April 1969, H. Hertel 10589.

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

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

Thallus: Areolate (primarily areolate), continuous throughout; lobes angular at the front; separate thallus parts.2-.4 mm thick. Thallus Size and Differentiation: Large; main branches basally not constricted. Thallus Outline: Margin concolorous the thallus centre. Upper Surface: White or lemon (citrine), plane; not sorediate; without thalloconidia thalloconidia.

Medulla: Iodine reaction in Lugol's solution negative.

Ascocarps: Becoming adnate, not constricted or slightly constricted at the base, .7-1.2-(1.6) mm in diam.. Margin: Not flexuose, excluded, 50-70 µm wide, epruinose. Disk: Plane to weakly convex, black, epruinose, without an umbo. Exciple: Hyphae radiating outwards; grey; inspersed with crystals. Epithecium: Apical cells olive, green, or turquoise. Hymenium: 50-70 µm high; white; iodine reaction: Lugol’s positive. Subhymenium: 0 µm high; white. Hypothecium: White.

Ascospores: Ellipsoid, (10.5)-11.4-11.4-(15) µm long, (6.5)-7.3-7.9-(8.5) µm wide; wall not ornamented.

Secondary Metabolites: Present, norstictic acid and stictic acid (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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