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Cladonia ecmocyna ssp. occidentalis Ahti

Data Set Maintenance: Data set standard item. Data set author(s): Brodo I. & Ahti T. (96-12-10). Data set to be published after submission; 96-12-10.

Nomenclature: Current taxonomic status: accepted or basionymous. Taxonomic rank: species. Cladonia. Cladoniaceae Zenker (1827).

Taxonomic Literature: Brodo I.M. & Ahti T., Can. J. Bot. 74: 1147-1180 (1996).

Ecology: Terricolous; growing sun-exposed; substrate non-calciferous.

Thallus: Crustose, squamulose; lobes ascending or horizontal; branches loosely aggregated, clustered, or densely aggregated; separate thallus parts 1-3 mm long; .5-1.5 mm wide. Primary Thallus: Evanescent or rarely persistent. Secondary Thallus: Present, arising from center of the primary thallus, of indeterminate growth; stipe 30-80 mm high, .5-1.6 mm wide, lime green or brown (light to greyish yellow-green (121-122, 120), dark yellow brown at tips), homogeneously coloured or tainted brown, corticate, with intact wall. Thallus Outline: Margin crenulate. Upper Surface: Lime green (medium to greyish-, (120-122)), smooth; not sorediate. Lower Surface: White.

Lower Cortex: Absent.

Ascocarps: Forming along the margin of scyphi, moderately abundant. Disk: Brown.

Conidiomata: Formed on podetia or on margins of scyphi.

Secondary Metabolites: Atranorin, fumarprotocetraric acid, or protocetraric acid, of the following substance class(es): ß-orcinol depsides or ß-orcinol depsidones.

Spot Tests: Upper surface: K + bright yellow (citrine, lemon), C –, PD + red.

(report generated 15.Nov.2007)

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