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Pertusaria glomerata (Ach.) Schaerer
Family: Pertusariaceae
[Pionospora glomerata (Ach.) Darb.,  more]
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Life habit: lichenized (mutualistic with algal photobionts) thallus: crustose (crustaceous) – episubstratal – unspecified [th] upper surface: grey(ish) | white(ish) yellow | yellow(ish) white (ivory, off-white, cream-coloured) [th marginal and upper surface] specific structures: absent [th] morphol substructures (eg areoles, lobes, branches) width [mm]: (median) 1.0 (max) 1.5 [th] morphol substructures (eg areoles, squamules): contiguous, coherent (throughout the thallus) [th] morphol substructures (eg areoles, lobes, branches) upper surface: verrucose, warted ascomata: absent | present ascoma: apothecial, apothecioid – hymenial ascoma: immersed, innate | subsessile, subimmersed, adnate, semi-immersed, emergent [ascm, if apoth] disc, mazaedium: black(ish) [ascm, if apoth] margin surface; [if perith] periostiolar area, ostiole, involucrellum: grey(ish) | white(ish) yellow | yellow(ish) white (ivory, off-white, cream-coloured) [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) 4.0 [asp] length [µm]: (low) 50.0 (high) 170.0 [asp] width [µm]: (low) 25.0 (high) 60.0 [asp] septa: absent – spore lumen unilocular, monolocular [asp] pigmentation: hyaline, colourless [asp] perispore, epispore: not apparent secondary metabolites: present secondary metabolites: norstictic acid | stictic acid primary photobiont: present secondary photobionts (eg in cephalodia): absent primary photobiont: chlorophytaceous – trebouxiaceous, chlorococcoid.

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