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Tuckermanopsis subalpina (Imshaug) Kärnefelt (redirected from: Tuckermannopsis subalpina)
Family: Parmeliaceae
[Cetraria arborialis (G. Merr.) G.E. Howard,  more]
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Stephen Sharnoff  

Global occurrence: Americas – North America (incl Mexico) | Arctic.  Substrate: soil, clay, humus, turf, detritus, dead leaves | bark, cork, plant surface – trunks, branches, twigs.  Life habit: lichenized (mutualistic with algal photobionts).  Thallus: foliose (foliaceous), leaf-like; [th] upper surface: brown(ish) (if pale: fawn, tan; if mid: cinnamon) | green(ish) brown (olive brown); [th upper surface]: epruinose; [th marginal and upper surface] specific structures: absent; [th] morphol substructures (eg areoles, lobes, branches) width [mm]: (low) 2.0 (high) 4.0; [th] morphol substructures (eg areoles, squamules): distantly discontiguous; [th] morphol substructures (eg areoles, lobes, branches) upper surface: pseudocyphellate, with pseudocyphellae; [th] morphol substructures (eg lobes, branches): subdichotomous.  Ascomata: absent | present; ascoma: apothecial, apothecioid – hymenial; ascoma: subpedicellate, substipitate, subpedunculate, substalked; [ascm, if apoth] disc, mazaedium: concave; [ascm, if apoth] disc, mazaedium: brown(ish) (if pale: fawn, tan; if mid: cinnamon); [ascm, if apoth] disc, mazaedium: epruinose; [ascm, if apoth] margin surface; [if perith] periostiolar area, ostiole, involucrellum: brown(ish) (if pale: fawn, tan; if mid: cinnamon) | green(ish) brown (olive brown); [ascm, if apoth] margin excipular photobionts: present | abundant; [ascm, if apoth] subhymenial layers, hypothecium; [if perith] basal excipulum: hyaline, colourless; [ascm] paraphyses/-oids: present; [ascm] epihymenium, epithecium: brown(ish) (if pale: fawn, tan; if mid: cinnamon).  Asci: lecanoralean; [asc] tholus: thickened; [asc] tholus amyloidity (iodine reaction): present; [asc] tholus amyloidity pattern: amyloid with widening axial body towards the apex (= Lecanora-, Parmelia-, Rinodina-types etc).  Ascospores: (median) 8.0; [asp] shape: subglobose, subspherical; [asp] length [µm]: (low) 3.5 (high) 6.0; [asp] width [µm]: (low) 3.5 (high) 5.0; [asp] septa: absent – spore lumen unilocular, monolocular; [asp] pigmentation: hyaline, colourless; [asp] perispore, epispore: not apparent.  Conidiomata: absent | present.  Conidia: bacilliform, bacillary; [co] length [µm]: (low) 7.0 (high) 10.0.  Secondary metabolites: present, lichesterinic acid | protolichesterinic acid.  Primary photobiont: present, chlorophytaceous – trebouxiaceous, chlorococcoid.  Secondary photobionts (eg in cephalodia): absent.

Tuckermanopsis subalpina image
Stephen Sharnoff  
Tuckermanopsis subalpina image
Stephen Sharnoff  
Tuckermanopsis subalpina image
Stephen Sharnoff  
Tuckermanopsis subalpina image
Stephen Sharnoff  
Tuckermanopsis subalpina image
Stephen Sharnoff  
Tuckermanopsis subalpina image
Stephen Sharnoff  
Tuckermanopsis subalpina image
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