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Clauzadea monticola (Ach. ex Schaerer) Hafellner & Bellem.
Family: Lecideaceae
[Biatora fuscorubens Nyl.,  more]
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Life habit: lichenized (mutualistic with algal photobionts) thallus: crustose (crustaceous) – endosubstratal, inconspicuous, immersed | crustose (crustaceous) – episubstratal – unspecified thallus: granular, granulose, granulate | cracked, fissured, fractured, rimose [th] upper surface: grey(ish) | brown(ish) grey [th marginal and upper surface] specific structures: absent ascomata: absent | present ascoma: apothecial, apothecioid – hymenial ascoma [mm]: (min) 0.2 (low) 0.3 (high) 0.8 (max) 1.5 ascoma: sessile, superficial [ascm, if apoth] disc, mazaedium: plane, flat, flattened, expanded | convex [ascm, if apoth] disc, mazaedium: black(ish) | brown(ish) (if pale: fawn, tan; if mid: cinnamon) | red(dish) brown (if pale: orange brown) [ascm, if apoth] disc, mazaedium: epruinose [ascm, if apoth] margin surface; [if perith] periostiolar area, ostiole, involucrellum: black(ish) [ascm, if apoth] subhymenial layers, hypothecium; [if perith] basal excipulum: red(dish) brown (if pale: orange brown) [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: with amyloid tube (= Collema-, Micarea-, Porpidia-, Psora-types etc) ascospores: (median) 8.0 [asp] shape: ellipsoidal [asp] length [µm]: (min) 6.0 (low) 8.0 (high) 12.0 (max) 14.0 [asp] width [µm]: (low) 4.0 (high) 6.0 (max) 9.0 [asp] septa: absent – spore lumen unilocular, monolocular [asp] pigmentation: hyaline, colourless [asp] perispore, epispore: not apparent | thin, thinly halonate primary photobiont: present secondary photobionts (eg in cephalodia): absent primary photobiont: chlorophytaceous – trebouxiaceous, chlorococcoid.

substrate: rock – calcareous, calciferous, basic | rock, stones, pebbles – unspecified.