Lecidea miscella Ach.

Meth. Lich.: 39, 1803.
Distribution: N - TAA (TSB 37186).
Description: Thallus crustose, episubstratic, rather thick, whitish to grey, more or less granular-verrucose, continuous to cracked, often with a black hypothallus visible amongst the granules. Apothecia biatorine, brownish black to black, semi-immersed in the thallus or subsessile, often confluent, 0.3-0.8 mm across, with an initially flat, then rapidly convex disc, and a thin, soon excluded proper margin. Epithecium dark greenish brown to almost black, K-; hymenium largely colourless (raddish brown in lowermost part); paraphyses coherent; hypothecium brown. Asci 8-spored. Ascospores 1-celled, hyaline, ellipsoid to oblong, 12-15(-18) x 5-7 µm. Photobiont chlorococcoid. Spot tests: thallus K+ yellow, C-, KC-, P+ yellowish. Chemistry: not known.
Note: on soil and terricolous bryophytes over siliceous substrata near and above treeline.
Growth form: Crustose
Substrata: soil, terricolous mosses, and plant debris
Photobiont: green algae other than Trentepohlia
Reproductive strategy: mainly sexual

Commonnes-rarity: (info)

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

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TSB 35813

P.L. Nimis; Owner: Department of Life Sciences, University of Trieste
Herbarium: TSB (35813)