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Lopadium pezizoideum (Ach.) Korber
Family: Lopadiaceae
[Biatora muscicola (Sommerf.) Hepp,  more]
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Lucy Taylor  
Life habit: lichenized (mutualistic with algal photobionts) thallus: crustose (crustaceous) – episubstratal – unspecified thallus: granular, granulose, granulate [th] upper surface: brown(ish) black [th marginal and upper surface] specific structures: absent ascomata: absent | present ascoma: apothecial, apothecioid – hymenial ascoma [mm]: (low) 0.7 (high) 1.0 ascoma: sessile, superficial [ascm, if apoth] disc, mazaedium: concave | plane, flat, flattened, expanded [ascm, if apoth] disc, mazaedium: black(ish) [ascm, if apoth] disc, mazaedium: epruinose [ascm, if apoth] margin surface; [if perith] periostiolar area, ostiole, involucrellum: black(ish) [ascm, if apoth] subhymenial layers, hypothecium; [if perith] basal excipulum: brown(ish) black [ascm] paraphyses/-oids: present asci: lecanoralean [asc] tholus: thickened [asc] tholus amyloidity (iodine reaction): present [asc] tholus amyloidity pattern: amyloid with acuate axial body towards the apex (= Bacidia-, Buellia-, Ramalina-types etc) ascospores: (median) 1.0 [asp] shape: ellipsoidal [asp] length [µm]: (low) 70.0 (high) 115.0 [asp] width [µm]: (low) 23.0 (high) 45.0 [asp] septa: present [asp] septa: muriformly septate – muriform, submuriform [asp] pigmentation: hyaline, colourless | yellowish brown [asp] perispore, epispore: not apparent primary photobiont: present secondary photobionts (eg in cephalodia): absent primary photobiont: chlorophytaceous – trebouxiaceous, chlorococcoid.

substrate: bryophytes – mosses, liverworts.