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Mycoblastus sanguinarius (L.) Norman
Family: Tephromelataceae
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Stephen Sharnoff  
Life habit: lichenized (mutualistic with algal photobionts) thallus: crustose (crustaceous) – episubstratal – unspecified thallus: continuous, diffuse, effuse | cracked, fissured, fractured, rimose [th] upper surface: grey(ish) | green(ish) grey | grey(ish) green [th marginal and upper surface] specific structures: present [th margin] cilia, cilioid structures: absent [th upper surface] isidia, isidioid structures: absent [th upper surface] soredia, soralia, soralioid structures: present [th] morphol substructures (eg areoles, lobes, branches) upper surface: verrucose, warted ascomata: absent | present ascoma: apothecial, apothecioid – hymenial ascoma [mm]: (low) 0.5 (high) 2.0 (max) 3.0 ascoma: subsessile, subimmersed, adnate, semi-immersed, emergent | sessile, superficial [ascm, if apoth] disc, mazaedium: plane, flat, flattened, expanded | subconvex, slightly convex | convex | distinctly convex [ascm, if apoth] disc, mazaedium: black(ish) [ascm, if apoth] disc, mazaedium: epruinose [ascm, if apoth] margin excipular photobionts: absent [ascm, if apoth] subhymenial layers, hypothecium; [if perith] basal excipulum: red(dish) [ascm] paraphyses/-oids: present [ascm] epihymenium, epithecium: green(ish) | red(dish) blue (violet) 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) | entirely amyloid (= Catillaria-, Teloschistes-types etc) ascospores: (median) 1.0 (max) 3.0 [asp] shape: ellipsoidal | elongate-fusiform, ellipsoidal-fusiform [asp] length [µm]: (min) 65.0 (low) 70.0 (high) 100.0 [asp] width [µm]: (min) 25.0 (low) 32.0 (high) 45.0 (max) 50.0 [asp] septa: absent – spore lumen unilocular, monolocular [asp] pigmentation: hyaline, colourless [asp] perispore, epispore: not apparent | thin, thinly halonate | thick, distincly halonate secondary metabolites: present secondary metabolites: atranorin | bourgeanic acid | caperatic acid | rhodocladonic acid primary photobiont: present secondary photobionts (eg in cephalodia): absent primary photobiont: chlorophytaceous – trebouxiaceous, chlorococcoid.

substrate: wood – dead, living | bark, cork, plant surface – trunks, branches, twigs | rock – siliceous, siliciferous, acidic.
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Stephen Sharnoff  
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Stephen Sharnoff  
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Stephen Sharnoff  
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Stephen Sharnoff  
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Stephen Sharnoff  
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