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Cetraria muricata (Ach.) Eckfeldt (redirected from: Coelocaulon muricatum)
Family: Parmeliaceae
[Cetraria aculeata f. hispida Cromb.,  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: brown(ish) (if pale: fawn, tan; if mid: cinnamon) [th marginal and upper surface] specific structures: present [th margin] cilia, cilioid structures: absent [th upper surface] isidia, isidioid structures: absent [th upper surface] soredia, soralia, soralioid structures: present [th] morphol substructures (eg areoles, lobes, branches) width [mm]: (min) 0.5 [th] morphol substructures (eg areoles, lobes, branches) upper surface: pseudocyphellate, with pseudocyphellae ascomata: absent | present ascoma: apothecial, apothecioid – hymenial ascoma [mm]: (low) 2.0 (high) 5.0 [ascm, if apoth] disc, mazaedium: brown(ish) (if pale: fawn, tan; if mid: cinnamon) [ascm, if apoth] margin surface; [if perith] periostiolar area, ostiole, involucrellum: brown(ish) (if pale: fawn, tan; if mid: cinnamon) [ascm] paraphyses/-oids: present asci: lecanoralean [asc] tholus: thickened [asc] tholus amyloidity (iodine reaction): present [asc] tholus amyloidity pattern: amyloid with widening axial body towards the apex (= Lecanora-, Parmelia-, Rinodina-types etc) ascospores: (median) 8.0 [asp] shape: ellipsoidal [asp] septa: absent – spore lumen unilocular, monolocular [asp] pigmentation: hyaline, colourless secondary metabolites: present secondary metabolites: lichesterinic acid | protolichesterinic acid primary photobiont: present secondary photobionts (eg in cephalodia): absent primary photobiont: chlorophytaceous – trebouxiaceous, chlorococcoid.

substrate: soil, clay, humus, turf, detritus, dead leaves | rock, stones, pebbles – unspecified.