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Flavoparmelia baltimorensis (Gyeln. & Fóriss) Hale

Data Set Maintenance: Data set standard item. Data set author(s): Nash T.H. (00-02-09). Data set reviewer(s): Nash T.H.

Nomenclature: Current taxonomic status: accepted. Taxonomic rank: species. Flavoparmelia. Synonyms: Parmelia baltimorensis Gyeln.; Parmeliaceae Zenker (1827); Lecanorineae; Lecanorales.

Type Information: Type: Parmelia baltimorensis Gyeln.

Taxonomic Literature: Gyelnik 1934 Hale 1986.

Biogeography: Northern hemispheric; cosmopolitan; montane. Continent: Australasia, Europe, Northern America, and Southern America. Checklist records: Mexico, Sonoran Desert, and United States and Canada (continental).

Ecology: Biotroph; lichenized; substrate non-calciferous.

Thallus: Foliose, subdivided into main parts, and secondary or without secondary parts, sub irregular, continuous throughout, lobed; lobes elongate, horizontal; rounded at the front; plane; branches applanate (moderately flattened); bifacial; not segmented; separate thallus parts 1-2.5-4 mm wide. Thallus Size and Differentiation: 2-6-10 cm in diameter; main branches basally not constricted; apex rounded. Upper Surface: Lime green, plane, matt or glossy (shiny), smooth; not fissurate; not foveate; convoluted; immaculate; without patches; not pseudocyphellate; not wrinkled; eciliate; without hairs; not isidate; without isidiomorphs; pustulate, pustules regular; sorediate; soralia broad, white or lime green, laminal, erupting from pustules, erose, fully excavated, confluent, but not fusing, soredia coarse; not tuberculate; not lobulate. Lower Surface: Present, black, black in the centre, brown along the margin; attached by holdfasts; not cyphellate; not wrinkled; rhizinate; rhizines moderately abundant, black, not branched; not tuberculate.

Hydrochasic Thallus Movement: Not performing hygrochasic thallus movement.

Upper Cortex: Double-layered.

Reproduction Strategy: Only known as sterile, asexually reproducing form.

Secondary Metabolites: Present; only in the upper part of the cortex, throughout the cortex, or throughout the thallus medulla, gyrophoric acid or protocetraric acid, metabolite(s) of unresolved identity: absent.

Spot Tests: Cortex: KC – medulla: K –, C + red, KC + red, PD + red.

(report generated 04.Okt.2007)

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