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Rinodina conradii Korber
Family: Physciaceae
[Lecanora conradii (Körb.) Nyl.,  more]
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Stephen Sharnoff  
Life habit: lichenized (mutualistic with algal photobionts) thallus: crustose (crustaceous) – endosubstratal, inconspicuous, immersed | crustose (crustaceous) – episubstratal – unspecified thallus: continuous, diffuse, effuse | compartimentized – areolate, squamulate [th] upper surface: brown(ish) (if pale: fawn, tan; if mid: cinnamon) | grey(ish) brown | green(ish) brown (olive brown) | grey(ish) white [th upper surface]: epruinose [th marginal and upper surface] specific structures: absent [th] morphol substructures (eg areoles, lobes, branches) upper surface: granulose, granular | verruculose, minutely warted ascomata: absent | present ascoma: apothecial, apothecioid – hymenial ascoma [mm]: (low) 0.2 (high) 0.4 (max) 1.0 ascoma: subsessile, subimmersed, adnate, semi-immersed, emergent | sessile, superficial [ascm, if apoth] disc, mazaedium: plane, flat, flattened, expanded | subconvex, slightly convex | convex [ascm, if apoth] disc, mazaedium: brown(ish) (if pale: fawn, tan; if mid: cinnamon) | brown(ish) black | red(dish) brown (if pale: orange brown) [ascm, if apoth] disc, mazaedium: epruinose [ascm, if apoth] margin surface; [if perith] periostiolar area, ostiole, involucrellum: grey(ish) brown [ascm, if apoth] margin excipular photobionts: present [ascm, if apoth] subhymenial layers, hypothecium; [if perith] basal excipulum: hyaline, colourless [ascm] paraphyses/-oids: present [ascm] epihymenium, epithecium: red(dish) brown (pale: orange brown) 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: ellipsoidal [asp] length [µm]: (min) 20.0 (low) 23.0(median) 23.0 (high) 27.0 (max) 35.0 [asp] width [µm]: (min) 8.0 (low) 10.0 (high) 11.5 (max) 15.0 [asp] septa: present [asp] septa: transversely septate [asp] transversal septa: (median) 3.0 [asp] pigmentation: pale brown | medium brown, brownish | dark brown | greenish brown [asp] perispore, epispore: ornamented, rough, warted, striate, cracked secondary metabolites: absent primary photobiont: present secondary photobionts (eg in cephalodia): absent primary photobiont: chlorophytaceous – trebouxiaceous, chlorococcoid.

substrate: soil, clay, humus, turf, detritus, dead leaves | bryophytes – mosses, liverworts | wood – dead, living | bark, cork, plant surface – trunks, branches, twigs.