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Diploschistes gypsaceus (Ach.) Zahlbr.

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. Taxonomic rank: species. Diploschistes. Thelotremataceae (Nyl.) Stizenb. (1862).

Taxonomic Literature: Lumbsch, H.T., Lichenologist 20: 19-24 (1988); Lumbsch, H.T., J. Hattori Bot. Lab. 66: 133-196 (1989).

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

Ecology: Biotroph; lichenized; substrate calciferous.

Thallus: Separate thallus parts thick. Upper Surface: White; plane, rough; pruinose; pruina abundant; greyish or whitish.

Ascocarps: Becoming adnate to soon sessile. Disk: Urceolate. Hymenium: 120-190 µm high.

Ascospores: c. 4 per ascus, ellipsoid, (25)-31-(40) µm long, (10)-14-(17) µm wide; 4-7-transversally septate; 1-2 longitudinal septa per transversal septum; wall middle brown, in Lugol's Solution negative.

Secondary Metabolites: Lecanoric acid; of the following substance class(es): orcinol depsides.

(report generated 06.Dez.2007)

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