Loxospora cismonica (Beltr.) Hafellner

in Wirth, Flechten Baden-Württembergs: 511, 1987. Basionym: Haematomma cismonicum Beltr. - Lich. Bassan.: 127, 1858.
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Distribution: N - Frl (Tretiach & Carvalho 1995), Ven.
Description: Thallus crustose, episubstratic, whitish to greenish grey, thin, mostly continuous and smooth or sometimes thinly rimose. Apothecia lecanorine, sessile, 0.4-0.8 mm across, with a concave to flat, red-brown to pinkish brown, whitish-pruinose disc, and a white-pruinose, irregular thalline margin. Proper exciple thin, brown; epithecium brown, with dense crystals, K-; hymenium colourless; paraphyses sparingly branched, easily separated, not markedly swollen at apices; hypothecium colourless. Asci 8-spored, with an uniformly amyloid apical dome. Ascospores (1-)3-septate, hyaline, spirally arranged in the asci, 30-35 x 5-6 µm. Photobiont chlorococcoid. Spot tests: thallus K+ bright yellow, C-, KC-, P+ orange, Chemistry: thamnolic acid.
Note: a cool-temperate, suboceanic lichen found on mature trees (mostly Abies) in humid, old forests, mostly in the montane belt. It 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
Restricted to humid-warm, oceanic areas

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: absent
Humid mediterranean belt: absent
Dry mediterranean belt: absent

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Herbarium samples


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TSB 11512



P.L. Nimis; Owner: Department of Life Sciences, University of Trieste
Herbarium: TSB (5111)
2001/11/26



P.L. Nimis; Owner: Department of Life Sciences, University of Trieste
Herbarium: TSB (5111)
2001/11/26



P.L. Nimis CC BY-SA 4.0
TSB 41254



P.L. Nimis CC BY-SA 4.0
TSB 41254



P.L. Nimis CC BY-SA 4.0
TSB 41254



P.L. Nimis CC BY-SA 4.0
TSB 41254



P.L. Nimis; Owner: Department of Life Sciences, University of Trieste
Herbarium: TSB (11512)
2001/11/26