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Diploschistes awasthii G. Pant & Upreti

Data Set Maintenance: Data set standard item. Data set author(s): Lumbsch H. T. & Guderley R. (95-03-01). Data set to be published after submission; 95-03-01.

Nomenclature: Current taxonomic status: accepted or basionymous. Taxonomic rank: species. Diploschistes. Thelotremataceae (Nyl.) Stizenb. (1862).

Taxonomic Literature: Pant, G. & Upreti, D.K., Lichenologist 25: 33-50 (1993).

Biogeography: Continent: Asia-Temperate.

Ecology: Biotroph; lichenized; substrate non-calciferous.

Thallus: Separate thallus parts thin or thick. Upper Surface: Pale grey; plane, rough; pruinose; pruina scarce; greyish.

Ascocarps: Perithecioid, becoming adnate. Disk: Urceolate or plane. Hymenium: 80-90 µm high.

Ascospores: c. 8 per ascus, ellipsoid, (18)-26-(30) µm long, (12)-13-(15) µm wide; 4-6-transversally septate; 1-2 longitudinal septa per transversal septum; wall middle brown, in Lugol's Solution negative.

Secondary Metabolites: 2'-O-methylgyrophoric acid, gyrophoric acid, and lecanoric acid; of the following substance class(es): orcinol depsides.

(report generated 06.Dez.2007)

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