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Lecidea paramonicola 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. Lecideaceae Chevall. (1826); Lecanorales.

Type Information: Protologue: Hertel H., ined.; type specimen label data: Venezuela, Estado Merida, Sierra de Santo Domingo, Paramo de Mucubaji, Höhen oberhalb der Straße nach Piñango, 1 km N Passo El Aguila, 4150 m, 22 April 1969, H. Hertel 10631 (M).

Taxonomic Literature: Lit.

Biogeography: Alpine. Continent: Southern America.

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

Thallus: Areolate (primarily areolate), continuous throughout; lobes angular at the front; separate thallus parts.2-.5 mm thick. Thallus Size and Differentiation: Large; main branches basally not constricted. Thallus Outline: Margin concolorous the thallus centre. Upper Surface: White, plane; not sorediate; without thalloconidia thalloconidia.

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

Ascocarps: Soon sessile, strongly constricted at the base, 1-1.2-(1.6) mm in diam.. Margin: Not flexuose, excluded, 50-80 µm wide, epruinose. Disk: Plane to weakly convex, black, epruinose, without an umbo. Exciple: Hyphae radiating outwards; grey; inspersed with crystals. Epithecium: Apical cells turquoise. Hymenium: 50-65 µm high; white or pale green. Subhymenium: 0 µm high; white. Hypothecium: White.

Ascospores: Oblong, (12)-14-15-(18) µm long, (3.5)-4.6-5-(6.5) µm wide; wall not ornamented.

Spot Tests: Medulla: K –, C –, PD – ascocarp margin (in section): K –, C – disk: C – hypothecium: K + purplish brown (chinoide reaction).

(report generated 04.Okt.2007)

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