Diploschistella athalloides (Nyl.) Lücking, Knudsen & Fryday

in Nash & al., Lichen Flora Gr. Sonoran Desert Reg., 3: 228, 2007. Basionym: Lecidea athalloides Nyl. - Bull. Soc. bot. Fr., 7: 503, 1860.
Synonyms: Diploschistella urceolata Vain.; Gyalidea psammoica (Nyl.) Lettau; Gyalideopsis athalloides (Nyl.) Vězda; Lopadium athalloides (Nyl.) Samp.; Lopadium newtonii Samp.
Distribution: S - Cal (Puntillo 1996, Puntillo & Puntillo 2004).
Note: a species with an ephemeral, thin thallus recalling an algal film, or completely immersed in the uppermost soil layers, with immersed-erumpent apothecia, thin-branched and anastomosing paraphyses, and asci with submuriform ascospores; it grows on acid clay soil in disturbed and periodically dry habitats within open, otherwise very humid forests; widely distributed in both Hemispheres, but with scattered records only.
Growth form: Crustose
Substrata: soil, terricolous mosses, and plant debris
Photobiont: green algae other than Trentepohlia
Reproductive strategy: mainly sexual
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Alpine belt: absent
Subalpine belt: absent
Oromediterranean belt: absent
Montane belt: absent
Submediterranean belt: absent
Padanian area: absent
Humid submediterranean belt: extremely rare
Humid mediterranean belt: extremely rare
Dry mediterranean belt: absent


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