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Phaeophyscia hispidula (Ach.) Moberg var. hispidula

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 [325-326] (1995).

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

Ecology: Bryophytic.

Thallus: Foliose, lobed; separate thallus parts 4 mm wide. Thallus Size and Differentiation: 100 cm in diameter; apex distinctly broader than average; curved upwards. Thallus Outline: Margin concolorous the thallus centre. Upper Surface: Brown or dark brown, smooth; eciliate; without hairs; not isidate; soralia laminal or peripheral, capitate or maculiform, soredia farinose or coarse; not lobulate. Lower Surface: Black, loosely attached attached; rhizines abundant, with projections.

Lower Cortex: Paraplectenchymatous, of anticlinal hyphae.

Ascocarps: Sparse, 4 mm in diam.. Margin: Smooth.

Ascospores: Physcia-type or Pachysporaria-type, (18)-21-27-(32) µm long, (8)-10-13-(16) µm wide.

Conidiomata: Sparse.

(report generated 13.Nov.2007)

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