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Sagiolechia rhexoblephara (Nyl.) Zahlbr.
Family: Sagiolechiaceae
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Lucy Taylor  
Life habit: lichenized (mutualistic with algal photobionts) thallus: crustose (crustaceous) – episubstratal – unspecified [th] upper surface: grey(ish) | red(dish) grey [th marginal and upper surface] specific structures: absent [th] morphol substructures (eg areoles, lobes, branches) upper surface: verrucose, warted ascomata: absent | present ascoma: apothecial, apothecioid – hymenial ascoma [mm]: (min) 0.5 (low) 0.7 (high) 2.0 ascoma: sessile, superficial [ascm, if apoth] disc, mazaedium: concave | plane, flat, flattened, expanded | subconvex, slightly convex [ascm, if apoth] disc, mazaedium: brown(ish) black [ascm, if apoth] subhymenial layers, hypothecium; [if perith] basal excipulum: brown(ish) black [ascm] paraphyses/-oids: present [ascm] paraphyses/-oid cells width [µm]: (median) 1.0 [ascm] paraphyses/-oid apical cells width [µm]: (median) 4.5 [ascm] epihymenium, epithecium: brown(ish) (if pale: fawn, tan; if mid: cinnamon) | red(dish) brown (pale: orange brown) asci: unitunicate [asc] tholus: thickened [asc] tholus amyloidity (iodine reaction): present ascospores: (median) 8.0 [asp] length [µm]: (low) 16.0 (high) 24.0 [asp] width [µm]: (low) 5.0 (high) 7.0 [asp] septa: present [asp] septa: transversely septate [asp] transversal septa: (median) 3.0 [asp] pigmentation: hyaline, colourless conidiomata: absent | present conidia: bacilliform, bacillar [co] length [µm]: (low) 3.5 (high) 4.0 secondary metabolites: absent primary photobiont: present secondary photobionts (eg in cephalodia): absent primary photobiont: chlorophytaceous – trentepohliaceous, trentepohlioid.

substrate: soil, clay, humus, turf, detritus, dead leaves | bryophytes – mosses, liverworts.