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Synalissa ramulosa (Bernh.) Körb. (redirected from: Synalissa symphorea)
Family: Lichinaceae
[Collema ramulosum Bernh.,  more]
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Global occurrence: Eurasia – Europe | Americas – North America (incl Mexico) | Arctic.  Substrate: rock – calcareous, calciferous, basic | rock, stones, pebbles – unspecified.  Life habit: lichenized (mutualistic with algal photobionts).  Thallus: subfruticose (subfruticous), fruticulose, dactyliform; [th] upper surface: black(ish); [th marginal and upper surface] specific structures: absent; [th] morphol substructures (eg areoles, lobes, branches) width [mm]: (low) 0.15 (high) 0.4.  Ascomata: absent | present; ascoma: apothecial, apothecioid – hymenial; ascoma [mm]: (median) 0.6 (max) 0.8; ascoma: immersed, innate; [ascm, if apoth] disc, mazaedium: black(ish); [ascm, if apoth] margin excipular photobionts: present; [ascm] paraphyses/-oids: present.  Asci: prototunicate; [asc] tholus: not thickened; [asc] tholus amyloidity (iodine reaction): absent.  Ascospores: (low) 8.0 (high) 24.0; [asp] shape: broadly ellipsoidal; [asp] length [µm]: (low) 7.0 (high) 12.0; [asp] width [µm]: (low) 6.0 (high) 9.0; [asp] septa: absent – spore lumen unilocular, monolocular; [asp] pigmentation: hyaline, colourless; [asp] perispore, epispore: not apparent.  Secondary metabolites: absent.  Primary photobiont: present, cyanobacteria.  Secondary photobionts (eg in cephalodia): absent.