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Diploschistes hensseniae Lumbsch & Elix

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: Lumbsch, H.T. & Elix, J.A., Pl. Syst. Evol. 150: 275-279 (1985).

Biogeography: Continent: Africa and Australasia.

Ecology: Biotroph; lichenized; terricolous.

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

Ascocarps: Perithecioid, not emerging, becoming adnate. Hymenium: 100-130 µm high.

Ascospores: c. 8 per ascus, ellipsoid, (14)-19-(22) µm long, (5.5)-7-(9) µm wide; 3-5-transversally septate; 1-2 longitudinal septa per transversal septum; wall middle brown, in Lugol's Solution negative.

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

(report generated 06.Dez.2007)

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