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Vestergrenopsis elaeina (Wahlenb.) Gyelnik
Family: Koerberiaceae
[Lecanora elaeina (Wahlenb.) Ach.,  more]
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Stephen Sharnoff  
Life habit: lichenized (mutualistic with algal photobionts) thallus: placodioid-crustose, placodioid-foliose thallus: continuous, diffuse, effuse [th] upper surface: green(ish) brown (olive brown) [th marginal and upper surface] specific structures: absent | present [th margin] cilia, cilioid structures: absent [th upper surface] isidia, isidioid structures: absent [th upper surface] soredia, soralia, soralioid structures: absent [th] morphol substructures (eg areoles, lobes, branches) width [mm]: (low) 0.2 (high) 0.4 (max) 0.8 [th] morphol substructures (eg areoles, squamules): contiguous, coherent (throughout the thallus) [th] morphol substructures (eg areoles, lobes, branches) upper surface: verruculose, minutely warted | rugose, plicate, folded, pustulate, faveolate, wrinkled ascomata: absent | present ascoma: apothecial, apothecioid – hymenial ascoma [mm]: (min) 0.8 [ascm, if apoth] disc, mazaedium: black(ish) brown [ascm, if apoth] subhymenial layers, hypothecium; [if perith] basal excipulum: yellow(ish) brown [ascm] paraphyses/-oids: present [ascm] epihymenium, epithecium: red(dish) brown (pale: orange brown) asci: lecanoralean [asc] tholus: thickened [asc] tholus amyloidity (iodine reaction): absent ascospores: (min) 8.0 (low) 12.0 (high) 16.0 [asp] shape: clavate [asp] length [µm]: (low) 7.0 (high) 10.0 [asp] width [µm]: (low) 4.0 (high) 6.0 [asp] septa: absent – spore lumen unilocular, monolocular [asp] pigmentation: hyaline, colourless secondary metabolites: absent primary photobiont: present secondary photobionts (eg in cephalodia): absent primary photobiont: cyanobacterial.

substrate: rock, stones, pebbles – unspecified.
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Lucy Taylor  
Vestergrenopsis elaeina image
Stephen Sharnoff  
Vestergrenopsis elaeina image
Stephen Sharnoff  
Vestergrenopsis elaeina image
Stephen Sharnoff  
Vestergrenopsis elaeina image
Stephen Sharnoff  
Vestergrenopsis elaeina image
Stephen Sharnoff  
Vestergrenopsis elaeina image
Stephen Sharnoff  
Vestergrenopsis elaeina image
Vestergrenopsis elaeina image
Vestergrenopsis elaeina image