Lecanora paramerae I. Martínez, Aragón & Lumbsch

Lichenologist, 31: 315, 1999.
Distribution: C - Sar (Zedda 2002).
Description: Thallus crustose, continuous, verruculose, clearly delimited, whitish grey to greenish grey, without a distinct prothallus. Apothecia lecanorine, (1-)1.5-2.5(-3) mm across, usually aggregated, sessile or slightly constricted at base, with a concave to flat, pale to dark brown, epruinose disc and a flexuose, persistent thalline margin. Medulla of thalline exciple gelatinous, 17-35 µm thick, with large irregular crystals soluble in K but insoluble in N, pulicaris-type; proper exciple colourless, without crystals, 10-15 µm thick; epithecium orange-brown, , with small crystals, <1 μm diam., soluble in K but not in N, penetrating into the epithecium for c. 20 μm, pulicaris-type; hymenium colourless, 60-70 µm high; paraphyses sparingly branched and anastomosing, 1-1.5 µm thick, the apical cells up to 3 µm wide. Asci 8-spored, clavate, very thin-walled, with a K/I+ blue, tall tholus penetrated by a faintly amyloid apical cushion, the wall K/I-, surrounded by a blue outer layer, Lecanora-type. Ascospores 1-celled, hyaline, broadly ellipsoid, 12-15 x 7.5-10 µm. Photobiont chlororoccoid. Spot tests: thallus K+ yellow, C-, KC-, P+ yellow-orange. Chemistry: atranorin, 2'-O-methylperlatolic acid, and psoromic acid (major), chloroatranorin, and demethylpsoromic acid (minor).
Note: recently described from continental Spain, this epiphytic species is included in the Italian red list of epiphytic lichens as “Critically Endangered” (Nascimbene & al. 2013c).
Growth form: Crustose
Substrata: bark
Photobiont: green algae other than Trentepohlia
Reproductive strategy: mainly sexual

Commonnes-rarity: (info)

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

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Image from: Martínez, I/ Aragón, G/ Lumbsch, HT 1999: Lecanora paramerae, a new lichen from Spain. - Lichenologist 31(4): 315-318