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Psora nipponica (Zahlbr.) Gotth. Schneider (redirected from: Lecidea novomexicana)
Family: Lecideaceae
[Lecidea novomexicana (B. de Lesd.) W.A. Weber ex R.A. Anderson]
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Squamules: up to 10 mm wide, elongate, ascending, concave to weakly convex upper surface: olivaceous or reddish brown to medium brown, dull, epruinose or partly pruinose, smooth or sparingly fissured margin: usually white, down-turned to up-turned, entire or lobed upper cortex: up to 55-140 µm thick, composed of thick-walled hyphae with angular lumina, containing crystals of lichen substances but no calcium oxalate medulla: containing crystals of lichen substances but no calcium oxalate lower cortex: of anticlinally oriented hyphae, containing calcium oxalate lower surface: white to medium brown Apothecia: up to 2 mm diam., laminal, immarginate even when young, dark brown to black, epruinose ascospores: ellipsoid, 10-14 x 5-7 µm Pycnidia: laminal, immersed conidia: bacilliform, 6-9 x 1 µm Spot tests: upper cortex and medulla K-, C+ red, KC+ red, P- Secondary metabolites: gyrophoric acid and trace of lecanoric acid. Substrate and ecology: on soil or rock, usually in rock crevices in some shade, mainly in conifer forests and above tree line, at 1380-3540 m World distribution: Japan and western North America Sonoran distribution: fairly common in Arizona, California and Baja California. Notes: A chemical strain containing anthraquinones in the lower cortex is known from northern California and Idaho (Timdal 1986).
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Stephen Sharnoff  
Psora nipponica image
Stephen Sharnoff  
Psora nipponica image
Stephen Sharnoff  
Psora nipponica image
Stephen Sharnoff  
Psora nipponica image
Stephen Sharnoff  
Psora nipponica image
Stephen Sharnoff  
Psora nipponica image
Stephen Sharnoff  
Psora nipponica image
Stephen Sharnoff  
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