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Lobaria amplissima (Scop.) Forss. (redirected from: Sticta amplissima)
Family: Lobariaceae
[Cornicularia umhausensis Auersw.,  more]
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Karen Dillman  

Global occurrence: Eurasia – Asia Extratropical | Eurasia – Europe | Americas – North America (incl Mexico) | Eurasia – Asia Tropical | Arctic.  Substrate: bryophytes – mosses, liverworts | bark, cork, plant surface – trunks, branches, twigs.  Life habit: lichenized (mutualistic with algal photobionts).  Thallus: foliose (foliaceous), leaf-like; continuous, diffuse, effuse; [th] upper surface: green(ish) | brown(ish) (if pale: fawn, tan; if mid: cinnamon) | green(ish) grey | white(ish) grey | grey(ish) white; [th upper surface]: epruinose; [th marginal and upper surface] specific structures: present; [th margin] cilia, cilioid structures: absent; [th upper surface] isidia, isidioid structures: absent; [th upper surface] soredia, soralia, soralioid structures: absent; [th] morphol substructures (eg areoles, lobes, branches) width [mm]: (low) 5.0 (high) 10.0 (max) 15.0; [th] morphol substructures (eg areoles, squamules): contiguous, coherent (throughout the thallus); [th] morphol substructures (eg areoles, lobes, branches) upper surface: smooth, plane | uneven, undulate; [th] lower surface: brown(ish) (if pale: fawn, tan; if mid: cinnamon); [th lower surface] specific structures: present; [th lower surface] rhizines, rhizoid structures: present.  Ascomata: absent | present; ascoma: apothecial, apothecioid – hymenial; ascoma: sessile, superficial; [ascm, if apoth] disc, mazaedium: strongly concave, excavate, urceolate | concave | plane, flat, flattened, expanded; [ascm, if apoth] disc, mazaedium: brown(ish) (if pale: fawn, tan; if mid: cinnamon) | red(dish) brown (if pale: orange brown) | brown(ish) red (carneous); [ascm, if apoth] disc, mazaedium: epruinose; [ascm, if apoth] margin surface; [if perith] periostiolar area, ostiole, involucrellum: green(ish) | brown(ish) (if pale: fawn, tan; if mid: cinnamon) | white(ish) grey | grey(ish) white; [ascm] paraphyses/-oids: present.  Asci: lecanoralean; [asc] tholus: thickened; [asc] tholus amyloidity (iodine reaction): present; [asc] tholus amyloidity pattern: with amyloid cap (= Icmadophila-, Lecidea-, Pertusaria-types etc).  Ascospores: (median) 8.0; [asp] shape: elongate-fusiform, ellipsoidal-fusiform | filiform, vermiform; [asp] septa: present, transversely septate; [asp] transversal septa: (low) 1.0 (high) 7.0; [asp] pigmentation: hyaline, colourless | pale brown; [asp] perispore, epispore: not apparent.  Conidiomata: absent | present.  Conidia: cylindrical | bacilliform, bacillary.  Secondary metabolites: present.  Primary photobiont: present, chlorophytaceous – trebouxiaceous, chlorococcoid.  Secondary photobionts (eg in cephalodia): absent | present.

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