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Cladonia strepsilis (Ach.) Grognot
Family: Cladoniaceae
[Baeomyces strepsilis Ach.]
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Stephen Sharnoff  

Global occurrence: Eurasia – Asia Extratropical | Eurasia – Europe | Americas – North America (incl Mexico) | Americas – South and Central America | Eurasia – Asia Tropical | Arctic.  Substrate: soil, clay, humus, turf, detritus, dead leaves.  Life habit: lichenized (mutualistic with algal photobionts).  Thallus: squamulose (squamulous) | fruticose (fruticous), shrub-like, beard-like; [th] upper surface: green(ish) grey; [th marginal and upper surface] specific structures: absent; [th] morphol substructures (eg areoles, lobes, branches) width [mm]: (low) 1.0 (high) 3.0; [th] morphol substructures (eg areoles, lobes, branches) upper surface: rugulose, finely wrinkled.  Ascomata: absent | present; ascoma: apothecial, apothecioid – hymenial; ascoma: pedicellate, stipitate, pedunculate, stalked; [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, ring (= Collema-, Micarea-, Porpidia-, Psora-types etc).  Ascospores: (median) 8.0; [asp] length [µm]: (low) 7.0 (high) 11.0; [asp] width [µm]: (low) 3.0 (high) 3.5; [asp] septa: absent – spore lumen unilocular, monolocular; [asp] pigmentation: hyaline, colourless; [asp] perispore, epispore: not apparent.  Conidiomata: absent | present.  Conidia: falcate; [co] length [µm]: (low) 8.0 (high) 10.0.  Secondary metabolites: present, 4-O-demethylbarbatic acid | baeomycesic acid | barbatic acid | squamatic acid | strepsilin | unknown/unidentified compound(s).  Primary photobiont: present, chlorophytaceous – trebouxiaceous, chlorococcoid. Secondary photobionts (eg in cephalodia): absent.

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