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Diploschistes muscorum (Scop.) R. Sant. ssp. muscorum

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., J. Hattori Bot. Lab. 66: 133-196 (1989).

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

Ecology: Biotroph; lichenized or lichenicolous; terricolous or bryophytic.

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

Ascocarps: Soon sessile. Disk: Urceolate. Hymenium: 80-120 µm high.

Ascospores: c. 4 per ascus, ellipsoid, (18)-25-(32) µm long, (6)-10-(15) µm wide; 4-6-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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