Acarospora similis H. Magn.

K. Svenska Vetensk.-Akad. Handl., ser. 3, 7, 4: 175, 1929.
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Distribution: N - Ven (Nascimbene & al. 2021), TAA (B-8504 Leg. H. Sipman).
Description: Thallus crustose, episubstratic, areolate-subsquamulose, without a distinct prothallus, forming patches of c. 1 cm in diam. Areoles 0.2-1.4 mm wide, contiguous, irregular in shape, sometimes sublobulate, slightly concave to flat, dark chestnut brown, epruinose. Apothecia lecanorine, 0.1-0.6 mm across, rounded or sometimes irregular by mutual compression, at first immersed then slightly protruding, with a slightly conncave to flat, rugose, sometimes umbonate, dark brown disc (darker than thallus), and a usually paler brown, raised, smooth thalline margin. Epithecium yellowish brown; hymenium colourless, 50-90 µm high, paraphyses c. 1.5 µm thick, the apical cells capitate and 3-4 µm wide; hypothecium colourless, 15-35 µm high. Asci 100(-200)-spored, clavate, the apical dome K/I-. Ascospores 1-celled, hyaline, narrowly ellipsoid to cylindrical, 3-5 x 1.5-2 µm. Photobiont chlorococcoid. Spot tests: thallus and medulla K-, C-, KC-, P-, UV-. Chemistry: no lichen substances.
Note: a lignicolous species, often found on woody roofing tiles, from the dry submediterranean to the subalpine belt.
Growth form: Crustose
Substrata: lignum
Photobiont: green algae other than Trentepohlia
Reproductive strategy: mainly sexual
Poorly known taxon in need of further study

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Alpine belt: absent
Subalpine belt: very rare
Oromediterranean belt: absent
Montane belt: very rare
Submediterranean belt: very rare
Padanian area: absent
Humid submediterranean belt: absent
Humid mediterranean belt: absent
Dry mediterranean belt: absent


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