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Rhizocarpon inarense (Vainio) Vainio
Family: Rhizocarpaceae
[Catocarpus inarense (Vain.) Mereschk.,  more]
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Life habit: lichenized (mutualistic with algal photobionts) thallus: crustose (crustaceous) – episubstratal – unspecified thallus: compartimentized – areolate, squamulate [th] upper surface: black(ish) | yellow(ish) green [th upper surface]: epruinose | pruinose [th marginal and upper surface] specific structures: absent [th] morphol substructures (eg areoles, lobes, branches) width [mm]: (min) 1.0 ascomata: absent | present ascoma: apothecial, apothecioid – hymenial ascoma [mm]: (min) 1.2 ascoma: sessile, superficial [ascm, if apoth] disc, mazaedium: subconvex, slightly convex | strongly convex, hemispherical, (sub-)globose [ascm, if apoth] disc, mazaedium: black(ish) [ascm, if apoth] disc, mazaedium: epruinose [ascm, if apoth] margin surface; [if perith] periostiolar area, ostiole, involucrellum: black(ish) [ascm, if apoth] margin excipular photobionts: absent [ascm, if apoth] subhymenial layers, hypothecium; [if perith] basal excipulum: brown(ish) (if pale: fawn, tan; if mid: cinnamon) [ascm] paraphyses/-oids: present [ascm] epihymenium, epithecium: brown(ish) green (olivaceous, olive green) 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) 8.0 [asp] shape: ellipsoidal [asp] length [µm]: (low) 21.0 (high) 30.0 [asp] width [µm]: (low) 10.0 (high) 12.0 [asp] septa: present [asp] septa: transversely septate [asp] transversal septa: (median) 1.0 [asp] pigmentation: dark brown [asp] perispore, epispore: thick, distincly halonate secondary metabolites: present secondary metabolites: norstictic acid primary photobiont: present secondary photobionts (eg in cephalodia): absent primary photobiont: chlorophytaceous – trebouxiaceous, chlorococcoid.

substrate: rock – siliceous, siliciferous, acidic | rock, stones, pebbles – unspecified.