Diplotomma murorum (A. Massal.) Coppins

in Hawksworth & al., Lichenologist, 12: 106, 1980. Basionym: Diplotomma alboatrum var. murorum A. Massal. - Ric. Auton. Lich. Crost.: 98, 1952.
Synonyms: Buellia epipolia var. murorum (A. Massal.) Zahlbr.
Distribution: N - Ven (Lazzarin 2000b), TAA (Nascimbene & al. 2021), Emil (Nimis & al. 1996, Fariselli & al. 2020), Lig. C - Abr (Nimis & Tretiach 1999). S - Bas (Nimis & Tretiach 1999).
Description: Thallus crustose, inapparent to more or less continuous and powdery. whitish to pale grey, epruinose, forming small patches on the thalli of Caloplaca teicholyta. Medulla white, I-. Apothecia lecideine, black, 0.3-1.2 mm across, subsessile, with a soon convex, heavily white-pruinose disc, a thin, sometimes excluded proper margin, and often with a pseudothalline margin in young apothecia. Proper exciple thin, brown in outer part, colourless to pale brown in inner part, of radiating hyphae; epithecium brown; hymenium colourless, K/I+ blue; paraphyses simple, c. 2 μm wide at base, slightly capitate and to 3 μm wide at apex. Asci 8-spored, clavate, with a thick apex, amyloid, with a distinct axial mass, Bacidia-type. Ascospores 3-septate, brown, ellipsoid, sometimes slightly curved, thick-walled, 20-22 x 7.5-9 μm. Photobiont chlorococcoid. Spot tests: thallus and medulla K-, C-, KC-, P-, UV-. Chemistry: without lichen substances.
Note: a mild-temperate lichen starting the life-cycle on species of the Kuettlingeria teicholyta-complex, the peculiar biology of which deserves further study.
Growth form: Crustose
Substrata: rocks
Photobiont: green algae other than Trentepohlia
Reproductive strategy: mainly sexual
Most common in areas with a humid-warm climate (e.g. most of Tyrrenian Italy)
paras Kuettlingeria teicholyta

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


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Andrea Moro; Owner: Department of Life Sciences, University of Trieste
Italy, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Trieste, Trieste, Conconello
14/02/2017



Andrea Moro; Owner: Department of Life Sciences, University of Trieste
Italy, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Trieste, Trieste, Conconello
14/02/2017



Andrea Moro; Owner: Department of Life Sciences, University of Trieste
Italy, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Trieste, Trieste, Conconello
14/02/2017



Andrea Moro; Owner: Department of Life Sciences, University of Trieste
Italy, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Trieste, Trieste, Conconello
14/02/2017



Andrea Moro; Owner: Department of Life Sciences, University of Trieste
Italy, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Trieste, Trieste, Conconello
14/02/2017