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Phaeophyscia constipata (Norrl. & Nyl.) Moberg

Data Set Maintenance: Data set standard item. Data set author(s): Moberg R. (95-01-25). Data set to be published after submission; 95-01-25.

Nomenclature: Current taxonomic status: accepted. Taxonomic rank: species. Phaeophyscia. Physciaceae Zahlbr. (1898).

Taxonomic Literature: Moberg R., J. Hattori Bot. Lab. 76: 173-181 (1994); Moberg R., Nord. J. Bot. 15: 319-335 [322] (1995).

Biogeography: Continent: Asia-Temperate, Europe, and Northern America.

Ecology: Bryophytic; substrate calciferous.

Thallus: Crustose, subfruticose; separate thallus parts 1 mm wide. Thallus Size and Differentiation: Apex not distinctly broader than average. Thallus Outline: Margin concolorous the thallus centre. Upper Surface: Olive, smooth; eciliate; hairs laminal; not isidate; not lobulate. Lower Surface: White, loosely attached attached; rhizines sparse, without projections.

Lower Cortex: Paraplectenchymatous, of anticlinal hyphae.

Ascocarps: Sparse, 2 mm in diam.. Margin: Smooth.

Ascospores: Physcia-type, (16)-18-21-(22) µm long, (9)-10-11-(13) µm wide.

Conidiomata: Sparse.

(report generated 13.Nov.2007)

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