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Anaptychia elbursiana (Szatala) Poelt
Family: Physciaceae
[Physconia thomsonii Essl.]
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Theodore L. Esslinger  
Thallus: foliose, up to 5 cm in diam., irregular to somewhat orbicular lobes: mostly irregular-flabellate, ± contiguous to slightly overlapping, 0.8-2 mm broad, ± flat at the tips but often becoming somewhat convex inwardly surface: gray to gray-brown, usually with a ± complete pruina sorediate: the soredia primarily in marginal and terminal soralia on lateral lobes, becoming labriform, scattered punctiform laminal soralia sometimes forming in older thallus parts; individual soredia coarsely granular, mostly becoming distinctly darkened, to almost black upper cortex: prosoplectenchymatous, irregularly so in parts medulla: white lower cortex: very thin, poorly organized to weakly prosoplectenchymatous, intergrading with the medulla lower surface: almost white on the lobe tips, inward becoming pale tan to deep tan; rhizines scattered, simple to irregularly furcate, concolorous with the lower surface Apothecia: not seen Pycnidia: infrequent, dark brown to blackened and flush with the surface conidia: cylindrical (a few becoming slightly curved), 5-6 x 1 µm Spot tests: all negative for both cortex and medulla Secondary metabolites: small amounts of unidentified terpenoids (2 or 3). Substrate and ecology: rock or very thin soil or mosses over rock, in open areas World distribution: western North America and central Asia. Sonoran distribution: northern half of Arizona, in the mountains
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Stephen Sharnoff  
Anaptychia elbursiana image
Stephen Sharnoff  
Anaptychia elbursiana image
Stephen Sharnoff  
Anaptychia elbursiana image
Stephen Sharnoff  
Anaptychia elbursiana image
Anaptychia elbursiana image
Anaptychia elbursiana image
Anaptychia elbursiana image
Anaptychia elbursiana image
Anaptychia elbursiana image
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