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Phaeophyscia endococcina (Körb.) Moberg var. endococcina

Data Set Maintenance: Data set standard item. Data set author(s): Moberg R. (95-01-25). Data set to be published after submission; 95-01-25.

Nomenclature: Current taxonomic status: accepted. Taxonomic rank: species. Phaeophyscia. Physciaceae Zahlbr. (1898).

Taxonomic Literature: Moberg R., J. Hattori Bot. Lab. 76: 173-181 (1994); Moberg R., Nord. J. Bot. 15: 319-335 [324] (1995).

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

Ecology: Substrate non-calciferous.

Thallus: Foliose, lobed; separate thallus parts 1 mm wide. Thallus Size and Differentiation: 30 cm in diameter; apex not distinctly broader than average; not curved. Thallus Outline: Margin concolorous the thallus centre. Upper Surface: Dark brown, smooth; eciliate; without hairs; not isidate; not lobulate. Lower Surface: Black, firmly attached attached; rhizines moderately abundant, without projections.

Lower Cortex: Paraplectenchymatous, of anticlinal hyphae.

Ascocarps: Abundant, 1.5 mm in diam.. Margin: Crenulate.

Ascospores: Physcia-type, (16)-20-26-(32) µm long, (7)-10-12-(15) µm wide.

Conidiomata: Strongly abundant.

Secondary Metabolites: Hopane-6a,22-diol and skyrin.

(report generated 13.Nov.2007)

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