Lepraria elobata Tønsberg

Sommerfeltia, 14: 197, 1992.
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Distribution: N - Frl (Baruffo & al. 2006), Ven (Baruffo & al. 2006, Thor & Nascimbene 2007), TAA (Baruffo & al. 2006, Thor & Nascimbene 2007, Nascimbene & al. 2009, 2010, 2014, Nascimbene 2014, Nascimbene & Marini 2015, Nimis & al. 2015, Trindade & al. 2021), Piem (Baruffo & al. 2006, Matteucci & al. 2010), Emil (Baruffo & al. 2006, Fariselli & al. 2020), Lig (Baruffo & al. 2006). C - Tosc (Baruffo & al. 2006, Benesperi & al. 2007). S - Camp (Baruffo & al. 2006).
Description: Thallus leprose, consisting of a firm mass of soredia-like granules, pale to dirty blue-grey, usually poorly delimited. Medulla not evident. Granules 20-45 μm diam., rather compact, usually without projecting hyphae, well separated from one another, often gathered into up to 120 μm thick consoredia. Photobiont chlorococcoid. Spot tests: K+ yellow, C-, KC-, P+ orange, UV-. Chemistry: atranorin, stictic, constictic and cryptostictic acids, zeorin and very rarely an unidentified fatty acid (major to trace).
Note: a mainly montane species in Italy, requiring humid conditions; it prefers acid bark not colonised by bryophytes, especially at the base of old trunks, but it rarely occurs also on soil, lignum, epiphytic mosses and siliceous rocks, often on more or less rain-sheltered surfaces.
Growth form: Leprose
Photobiont: green algae other than Trentepohlia
Reproductive strategy: mainly asexual, by soredia, or soredia-like structures (e.g. blastidia)
In underhangs rarely wetted by rain

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

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Predictive model
Herbarium samples


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E. Pittao CC BY-SA 4.0
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