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Dermatocarpon leptophyllum (Ach.) K.G.W. Lång
Family: Verrucariaceae
[Endocarpon leptophyllum (Ach.) Ach.,  more]
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Global occurrence: Eurasia – Europe | Arctic.  Life habit: lichenized (mutualistic with algal photobionts).  Thallus: peltate, umbilicate; [th] upper surface: grey(ish) | brown(ish) (if pale: fawn, tan; if mid: cinnamon); [th upper surface]: epruinose | pruinose; [th upper surface] pruina: scarce, sparse, fine; [th marginal and upper surface] specific structures: absent.  Ascomata: absent | present; ascoma: perithecial, perithecioid – hymenial; [ascm] paraphyses/-oids: absent.  Asci: fissitunicate – verrucarialean; [asc] tholus: thickened; [asc] tholus amyloidity (iodine reaction): absent.  Ascospores: (median) 8.0; [asp] length [µm]: (low) 6.0 (high) 7.0 (max) 9.0; [asp] width [µm]: (min) 5.0 (low) 6.0 (high) 7.0; [asp] septa: absent – spore lumen unilocular, monolocular; [asp] pigmentation: hyaline, colourless; [asp] perispore, epispore: not apparent.  Secondary metabolites: absent.  Primary photobiont: present, chlorophytaceous – trebouxiaceous, chlorococcoid.  Secondary photobionts (eg in cephalodia): absent.