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Brianaria bauschiana (Körber) S. Ekman & M. Svensson (redirected from: Micarea bauschiana)
Family: Pilocarpaceae
[Biatora bauschiana Körb.,  more]
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André Aptroot  

Global occurrence: Eurasia – Asia Extratropical | Eurasia – Europe | Americas – North America (incl Mexico).  Substrate: soil, clay, humus, turf, detritus, dead leaves | bark, cork, plant surface – trunks, branches, twigs | rock – siliceous, siliciferous, acidic | rock, stones, pebbles – unspecified.  Life habit: lichenized (mutualistic with algal photobionts).  Thallus: crustose (crustaceous) – episubstratal – unspecified; granular, granulose, granulate | cracked, fissured, fractured, rimose; [th] upper surface: red(dish) | green(ish) grey | brown(ish) grey | grey(ish) green | grey(ish) brown; [th marginal and upper surface] specific structures: absent.  Ascomata: absent | present; ascoma: apothecial, apothecioid – hymenial; ascoma [mm]: (low) 0.3 (high) 0.7; ascoma: sessile, superficial; [ascm, if apoth] disc, mazaedium: subconvex, slightly convex | convex | distinctly convex; [ascm, if apoth] disc, mazaedium: black(ish) | brown(ish) (if pale: fawn, tan; if mid: cinnamon) | blue(ish) grey | grey(ish) blue; [ascm, if apoth] margin excipular photobionts: absent; [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.  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] shape: ellipsoidal | elongate-fusiform, ellipsoidal-fusiform; [asp] length [µm]: (low) 6.5 (high) 10.0; [asp] width [µm]: (low) 2.5 (high) 4.0; [asp] septa: absent – spore lumen unilocular, monolocular; [asp] pigmentation: hyaline, colourless; [asp] perispore, epispore: not apparent.  Primary photobiont: present, chlorophytaceous – trebouxiaceous, chlorococcoid.  Secondary photobionts (eg in cephalodia): absent | present.