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Amygdalaria pelobotryon (Wahlenb.) Norman
Family: Lecideaceae
[Aspicilia athroocarpa (Sm. & Sowerby) Mudd,  more]
Amygdalaria pelobotryon image
Life habit: lichenized (mutualistic with algal photobionts) thallus: crustose (crustaceous) – episubstratal – unspecified thallus: compartimentized – areolate, squamulate [th] upper surface: white(ish) | yellow(ish) grey | white(ish) brown (beige) | brown(ish) white [th marginal and upper surface] specific structures: present [th margin] cilia, cilioid structures: absent [th upper surface] isidia, isidioid structures: absent [th upper surface] soredia, soralia, soralioid structures: present [th] medulla amyloidity: absent ascomata: absent | present ascoma: apothecial, apothecioid – hymenial ascoma [mm]: (median) 1.5 [ascm, if apoth] disc, mazaedium: plane, flat, flattened, expanded | subconvex, slightly convex [ascm, if apoth] margin surface; [if perith] periostiolar area, ostiole, involucrellum: black(ish) [ascm, if apoth] subhymenial layers, hypothecium; [if perith] basal excipulum: brown(ish) black asci: lecanoralean [asc] tholus: thickened [asc] tholus amyloidity (iodine reaction): present [asc] tholus amyloidity pattern: with amyloid tube (= Collema-, Micarea-, Porpidia-, Psora-types etc) ascospores: (median) 8.0 [asp] shape: ellipsoidal [asp] length [µm]: (low) 18.0 (high) 40.0 [asp] width [µm]: (low) 10.0 (high) 16.0 [asp] septa: absent – spore lumen unilocular, monolocular [asp] pigmentation: hyaline, colourless [asp] perispore, epispore: thick, distincly halonate secondary metabolites: present secondary metabolites: gyrophoric acid primary photobiont: present secondary photobionts (eg in cephalodia): present primary photobiont: chlorophytaceous – trebouxiaceous, chlorococcoid.

substrate: rock – siliceous, siliciferous, acidic.