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Bryoria nitidula (Th. Fr.) Brodo & D. Hawksw. (redirected from: Alectoria nitidula)
Family: Parmeliaceae
[Alectoria irvingii Llano,  more]
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Stephen Sharnoff  
Life habit: lichenized (mutualistic with algal photobionts) thallus: fruticose (fruticous), shrub-like, beard-like thallus: continuous, diffuse, effuse [th] upper surface: black(ish) | brown(ish) (if pale: fawn, tan; if mid: cinnamon) [th upper surface]: epruinose [th marginal and upper surface] specific structures: absent [th] morphol substructures (eg areoles, lobes, branches) width [mm]: (low) 0.5 (high) 0.8 [th] morphol substructures (eg areoles, squamules): distantly discontiguous [th] morphol substructures (eg lobes, branches): anisotomic-dichotomous ascomata: absent secondary metabolites: present secondary metabolites: fumarprotocetraric acid primary photobiont: present secondary photobionts (eg in cephalodia): absent primary photobiont: chlorophytaceous – trebouxiaceous, chlorococcoid.

substrate: soil, clay, humus, turf, detritus, dead leaves.