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Micarea melaena (Nyl.) Hedl. (redirected from: Bilimbia melaena)
Family: Ramalinaceae
[Bacidia ilyophora (Stirt.) Zahlbr.,  more]
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Life habit: lichenized (mutualistic with algal photobionts) thallus: crustose (crustaceous) – episubstratal – unspecified [th marginal and upper surface] specific structures: absent ascomata: absent | present ascoma: apothecial, apothecioid – hymenial [ascm, if apoth] disc, mazaedium: subconvex, slightly convex | convex [ascm, if apoth] disc, mazaedium: black(ish) [ascm, if apoth] subhymenial layers, hypothecium; [if perith] basal excipulum: black(ish) brown | blue(ish) red (purple) [ascm] paraphyses/-oids: present [ascm] epihymenium, epithecium: brown(ish) green (olivaceous, olive green) asci: lecanoralean [asc] tholus: thickened [asc] tholus amyloidity (iodine reaction): present [asc] tholus amyloidity pattern: with amyloid tube, ring (= Collema-, Micarea-, Porpidia-, Psora-types etc) ascospores: (median) 8.0 [asp] pigmentation: hyaline, colourless primary photobiont: present secondary photobionts (eg in cephalodia): absent primary photobiont: chlorophytaceous – trebouxiaceous, chlorococcoid.

substrate: soil, clay, humus, turf, detritus, dead leaves.