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Phacopsis vulpina Tul.

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. Synonyms: Lecidea vulpina (Tul.) Jatta 1900. Syll. Lich. Ital.: 353; Agyrium vulpinum (Tul.) Olivier 1906. Bull. Acad. Int. Geogr. Bot. 15: 196; Parmeliaceae Zenker (1827).

Taxonomic Literature: Triebel D. & Rambold G. 1988. Cecidonia und Phacopsis (Lecanorales): zwei lichenicole Pilzgattungen mit cecidogenen Arten. Nova Hedwigia 47: 279-309.

Biogeography: Continent: Europe.

Ecology: Biotroph; lichenicolous.

Medulla: Iodine reaction in Lugol's solution positive.

Reproduction Strategy: With sexual (and possible asexual) stages. Ascocarps: Soon sessile, not constricted at the base, .25-.35 mm in diam.. Margin: Indistinct. Disk: Weakly convex, black. Epithecium: Apical cells distinctly swollen; brown. Hymenium: Brown or white. Hypothecium: Light brown or white. Hypothecial Extension: Absent.

Ascospores: c. 8 per ascus, ellipsoid, 13-15-(16) µm long, 5-7 µm wide, obtuse; septa absent; wall thin, not ornamented.

Conidiomata: Immersed.

Conidia: Cylindrical or slightly curved; 7-9 µm long.

(report generated 04.Okt.2007)

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