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Biatora hertelii Printzen & Etayo

Data Set Maintenance: Data set standard item. Data set author(s): Printzen C. Data set reviewer(s): Printzen C.; to be published after submission.

Nomenclature: Current taxonomic status: accepted or basionymous. Taxonomic rank: species. Biatora. Synonyms: xx; Biatoraceae A. Massal. ex Stiz. (1862); Lecanorineae; Lecanorales.

Type Information: Type specimen label data: Portugal, Madeira, Rabacal, on twigs at the base of Erica scoparia around the parking lot at the forest hut, 32°45'30'' N, 17°08'W. 1070 m 11.iii.1997, Ch. Printzen & B. Kanz.

Taxonomic Literature: Printzen, C., Holien, H. & Etayo, J. 1998. Two new Biatora species from Western Norway and Madeira. Lichenologist 30(3): 213-219.

Ecology: Lignicolous or corticolous.

Thallus: Crustose, not subdivided parts, rimose. Thallus Outline: Soon disappearing or persistent. Upper Surface: Light green; not sorediate.

Margin: Mostly not flexuose, indistinct. Exciple: Aeruginose (blue green only near hymenium) or white. Epithecium: Apical cells hyaline. Hymenium: (35)-45-50-60 µm high. Hypothecium: White.

Ascospores: Ellipsoid, (9)-10.8-15-(18.5) µm long, (3)-3.6-4.5-(5) µm wide; septa absent or present (rarely 1-3-septate); 0-(3)-transversally septate; wall not constricted where the septum meets the spore wall.

Conidia: Bacilliform; (6.5)-(9) µm long.

Secondary Metabolites: Argopsin or norargopsin (minor).

(report generated 15.Nov.2007)

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