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Zahlbrucknerella calcarea (Herre) Herre
Family: Lichinaceae
[Zahlbrucknera calcarea Herre]
Zahlbrucknerella calcarea image
Life habit: lichenized (mutualistic with algal photobionts) thallus: subfruticose (subfruticous), fruticulose, dactyliform | fruticose (fruticous), shrub-like, beard-like [th] upper surface: brown(ish) black | green(ish) brown (olive brown) [th marginal and upper surface] specific structures: absent [th] morphol substructures (eg areoles, lobes, branches) width [mm]: (low) 0.03 (high) 0.055 [th] morphol substructures (eg lobes, branches): isotomic-dichotomous ascomata: absent | present ascoma: apothecial, apothecioid – hymenial ascoma [mm]: (min) 0.4 [ascm, if apoth] disc, mazaedium: red(dish) brown (if pale: orange brown) [ascm] paraphyses/-oids: present [ascm] paraphyses/-oid cells width [µm]: (low) 1.5 (high) 2.5 asci: prototunicate [asc] tholus: not thickened [asc] tholus amyloidity (iodine reaction): absent ascospores: (low) 16.0 (high) 24.0 [asp] shape: oval [asp] length [µm]: (low) 6.0 (high) 9.0 [asp] width [µm]: (low) 5.5 (high) 6.0 [asp] septa: absent – spore lumen unilocular, monolocular [asp] pigmentation: hyaline, colourless [asp] perispore, epispore: not apparent conidiomata: absent | present conidia: cylindrical [co] length [µm]: (low) 3.0 (high) 4.5 secondary metabolites: absent primary photobiont: present secondary photobionts (eg in cephalodia): absent primary photobiont: cyanobacterial.

substrate: rock – calcareous, calciferous, basic | rock, stones, pebbles – unspecified.