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Buellia ectolechioides (Vain.) Erichsen
Family: Caliciaceae
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Global occurrence: Eurasia – Asia Extratropical | Eurasia – Europe | Arctic.  Substrate: rock – siliceous, siliciferous, acidic.  Life habit: lichenized (mutualistic with algal photobionts).  Thallus: crustose (crustaceous) – episubstratal – unspecified; compartimentized – areolate, squamulate; [th] upper surface: grey(ish) | white(ish); [th marginal and upper surface] specific structures: absent; [th] medulla amyloidity: absent | present.  Ascomata: absent | present; ascoma: apothecial, apothecioid – hymenial; ascoma [mm]: (low) 0.3 (high) 0.4; ascoma: immersed, innate; [ascm, if apoth] disc, mazaedium: plane, flat, flattened, expanded; [ascm, if apoth] subhymenial layers, hypothecium; [if perith] basal excipulum: brown(ish) (if pale: fawn, tan; if mid: cinnamon) | hyaline, colourless; [ascm] paraphyses/-oids: present; [ascm] epihymenium, epithecium: green(ish) | brown(ish) (if pale: fawn, tan; if mid: cinnamon).  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) 8.0; [asp] shape: oblong, oblong-obtuse; [asp] length [µm]: (low) 13.0 (high) 18.0; [asp] width [µm]: (low) 7.0 (high) 10.0; [asp] septa: present, transversely septate; [asp] transversal septa: (median) 1.0; [asp] pigmentation: medium brown, brownish; [asp] perispore, epispore: ornamented, rough, warted, striate, cracked.  Secondary metabolites: present, norstictic acid.  Primary photobiont: present, chlorophytaceous – trebouxiaceous, chlorococcoid.  Secondary photobionts (eg in cephalodia): absent.