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Cladonia cryptochlorophaea Asah.
Family: Cladoniaceae
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Life habit: lichenized (mutualistic with algal photobionts) thallus: squamulose (squamulous) | fruticose (fruticous), shrub-like, beard-like [th] upper surface: green(ish) grey | brown(ish) grey [th marginal and upper surface] specific structures: absent [th] morphol substructures (eg areoles, lobes, branches) width [mm]: (low) 0.5 (high) 1.0 (max) 6.0 [th] morphol substructures (eg areoles, lobes, branches) upper surface: granulose, granular | subsquamulose | squamulose ascomata: absent | present ascoma: apothecial, apothecioid – hymenial [ascm, if apoth] disc, mazaedium: brown(ish) (if pale: fawn, tan; if mid: cinnamon) [ascm] paraphyses/-oids: present asci: lecanoralean [asc] tholus: thickened [asc] tholus amyloidity (iodine reaction): present [asc] tholus amyloidity pattern: with amyloid tube (= Collema-, Micarea-, Porpidia-, Psora-types etc) ascospores: (median) 8.0 [asp] septa: absent – spore lumen unilocular, monolocular [asp] pigmentation: hyaline, colourless [asp] perispore, epispore: not apparent conidiomata: absent | present secondary metabolites: present secondary metabolites: 4-O-methylcryptochlorophaeic acid | confumarprotocetraric acid | cryptochlorophaeic acid | fumarprotocetraric acid | paludosic acid | protocetraric acid | subpaludosic acid | unknown/unidentified compound(s) primary photobiont: present secondary photobionts (eg in cephalodia): absent primary photobiont: chlorophytaceous – trebouxiaceous, chlorococcoid.

substrate: soil, clay, humus, turf, detritus, dead leaves | rock, stones, pebbles – unspecified.