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Phaeophyscia pyrrhophora (Poelt) D. D. Awasthi & M. Joshi

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 [329-330] (1995).

Biogeography: Continent: Asia-Temperate.

Ecology: Corticolous.

Thallus: Foliose, lobed; separate thallus parts 5 mm wide. Thallus Size and Differentiation: 50 cm in diameter; apex distinctly broader than average; not curved. Thallus Outline: Margin concolorous the thallus centre. Upper Surface: Brown or dark brown, smooth; without hairs; not isidate; not lobulate. Lower Surface: Black, firmly attached attached; rhizines moderately abundant, without projections.

Lower Cortex: Paraplectenchymatous, of anticlinal hyphae.

Ascocarps: Abundant, 1 mm in diam.. Margin: Lobate, smooth.

Ascospores: Physcia-type or Pachysporaria-type, (21.5)-24-28-(31) µm long, (9)-11-13-(15) µm wide.

Conidiomata: Sparse.

Secondary Metabolites: Skyrin.

(report generated 13.Nov.2007)

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