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Bryoria lanestris (Ach.) Brodo & D. Hawksw.

Data Set Maintenance: Data set compiled (from Sonoran Desert Lichen Flora Vol. 1). Data set author(s): Bungartz F. Data set to be published after submission; February 2002.

Nomenclature: Current taxonomic status: accepted. Taxonomic rank: species. Currently accepted name Bryoria lanestris (Ach.) Brodo & D. Hawksw. Bryoria. Synonyms: Alectoria lanestris (Ach.) Gyeln.; Parmeliaceae Zenker (1827); Lecanorineae; Lecanorales.

Type Information: Basionym: Alectoria jubata ZETA lanestris Ach. Type: Bryoria lanestris (Ach.) Brodo & D. Hawksw.

Taxonomic Literature: Brodo & D. Hawksw., Opera Bot. 42: 88 (1977).

Biogeography: Northern hemispheric; boreal; upper montane, subalpine, and alpine. Continent: Asia-Temperate, Europe, and Northern America. Checklist records: Sonoran Desert and United States and Canada (continental).

Ecology: Biotroph; lichenized; corticolous (mostly on conifer); growing sun-exposed or partially shaded, under conditions which are dry or moist.

Lichen Photobionts: Primary photobiont present; chlorococcal. Primary photobiont taxonomy: Trebouxia; Trebouxiaceae; Trebouxiales.

Thallus: Fruticose, subdivided into main (branches) parts, and secondary parts, isotomic-dichotomous, anisotomic-dichotomous, or usually irregular; pendulous, branches tapered; terete; separate thallus parts.1-.25-(.3) mm wide. Thallus Size and Differentiation: 5-10-(15) cm long. Thallus Outline: Irregular. Upper Surface: Matt, smooth; not foveate; not pseudocyphellate; not wrinkled; not isidate; without isidiomorphs; sorediate (sparse to abundent, inconspicuous in Sonoran material); soralia up to (.3) mm in diam., white (often with black speckles), laminal, lateral, along scars of fibrils (fissural), linear, isolated, not confluent with other soralia, longitudinal. Lower Surface: Absent.

Medulla: White.

Reproduction Strategy: Only known as sterile, asexually reproducing form or with sexual (and possible asexual) stages (not found).

Conidiomata: Absent resp. not observed or present (not found).

Secondary Metabolites: Present; throughout the cortex, throughout the thallus medulla, or in soredia (or soralia), fumarprotocetraric acid or protocetraric acid (maybe present? in some specimens?).

Spot Tests: Cortex: KC –, C –, KC –, PD –, + orange, or sometimes + red (in soralia); medulla: K –, C –, KC –, PD – or sometimes + red (in soralia).

UV-Fluorescence: Upper thallus surface – (negative).

(report generated 04.Okt.2007)

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