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Anaptychia runcinata (With.) J. R. Laundon

Data Set Maintenance: Data set compiled. Data set author(s): Helms G. (00-11-28). Data set not to be published after submission.

Nomenclature: Current taxonomic status: accepted. Taxonomic rank: species. Anaptychia. Physciaceae Zahlbr. (1898); Lecanorineae; Lecanorales.

Type Information: Basionym: Anaptychia fusca (Huds.) Vainio (1899).

Taxonomic Literature: Purvis et al., The Lichen Flora of Greate Britain and Ireland, Nat.His. Museum Pub., p. 71 (1992).

Biogeography: Northern hemispheric (British Islands, Mediteranian Europe, Canary Islands); coastal (rarely inland). Continent: Europe.

Ecology: Biotroph; lichenized; saxicolous (rarly on soil or bark); episubstratic; growing sun-exposed; under conditions which are dry.

Thallus: Foliose, not subdivided or subdivided into main parts, irregular, continuous throughout, lobed; lobes slightly widening towards the apex, elongate, horizontal; plane, subconvex, or convex; separate thallus parts long, narrow; .3-2.5 mm wide; thick. Thallus Size and Differentiation: 10 cm in diameter; apex distinctly broader than average; rounded. Thallus Outline: Irregular (froming rosettes); simple; distinct; margin down-turned or levelled; concolorous the thallus centre; soon disappearing. Upper Surface: Brown (pale to dark brown when dry, olive-green when moist), smooth; immaculate; epruinose; eciliate; without hairs; not isidate; not sorediate; soralia central; not blastidiate; not schizidiate; not lobulate. Lower Surface: Present, brown (pale to dark brown-black), firmly attached attached; attached by holdfasts; rhizinate; rhizines moderately abundant, brown (to black); not sorediate.

Upper Cortex: Present. Photobiont Layer: Single-layered.

Reproduction Strategy: With sexual (and possible asexual) stages. Ascocarps: Orbicular, forming in the thallus centre, substipitate, moderately abundant, 1-3 mm in diam.. Margin: Lecanorine, crenulate (coarsely), persistent; not isidiate; not ciliate. Disk: Black (to dark brown).

Ascospores: Physconia-type, c. 8 per ascus, 30-36 µm long, 15-18 µm wide.

(report generated 13.Nov.2007)

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