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Phacopsis lethariellae Hafellner & Rambold

Data Set Maintenance: Data set standard item. Data set author(s): Rambold G. & Triebel D. (94-11-15). Data set reviewer(s): Kainz C. (00-12-22); to be published after submission; 94-11-15.

Nomenclature: Current taxonomic status: accepted. Taxonomic rank: species. Phacopsis. Parmeliaceae Zenker (1827).

Taxonomic Literature: Triebel D. & Rambold G. 1995. A Conspectus of the Genus Phacopsis (Lecanorales). The Bryologist 98(1): 71-83.

Biogeography: Continent: Africa.

Ecology: Biotroph; lichenicolous.

Medulla: Iodine reaction in Lugol's solution negative.

Reproduction Strategy: With sexual (and possible asexual) stages. Ascocarps: .3-.5 mm in diam.. Margin: Indistinct. Disk: Weakly convex, black or dark brown. Exciple: Brown. Epithecium: Apical cells distinctly swollen; brown. Hymenium: Pale brown or white. Hypothecium: Brown. Hypothecial Extension: Absent.

Ascospores: c. 8 per ascus, broadly ellipsoid, (10.5)-11-13-(14) µm long, (5.5)-6-7-(8) µm wide, obtuse; septa absent; wall thin, not ornamented.

(report generated 04.Okt.2007)

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