Lecanora compallens Herk & Aptroot

Lichenologist, 31: 544, 1999.
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Description: Thallus crustose, thinly episubstratic, continuous to warty at margins, greenish grey, sorediate, forming 1-3(-5) cm wide patches delimited by a whitish grey, shiny, endosubstratic, esorediate, c. 1 mm wide marginal zone. Soralia always present, yellowish green to green, contrasting in colour with the thallus, at first punctiform and 0.1-0.3 mm wide, but soon convex and confuent into irregular patches, usually covering most of the thallus except for the marginal zone; medulla below the soralia white. Soredia granular, c. 15-30 μm in diam., forming an up to 0.4-mm thick layer. Herbarium specimens become covered with tiny colourless needles due to recrystallization of zeorin. Apothecia and pycnidia unknown. Photobiont chlorococcoid. Spot tests: thallus K-, C-, KC-, UV-; soralia K+ yellowish to yellowish brown, UV+ pale orange. Chemistry: thallus with zeorin; soralia with usnic acid.
Note: a mainly western species, found on a wide variety of roadside trees, but avoiding those with very acid bark; rarely collected in the Alps (outside Italy) at low elevations, to be looked for, especially in Tyrrhenian Italy.
Growth form: Crustose
Substrata: bark
Photobiont: green algae other than Trentepohlia
Reproductive strategy: mainly asexual, by soredia, or soredia-like structures (e.g. blastidia)

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Harrie Sipman – Source http://www.bgbm.fu-berlin.de/sipman/Zschackia/AegeanLichens/CaloplacaAC.htm - As Caloplaca oasis


Harrie Sipman – Source http://www.bgbm.fu-berlin.de/sipman/Zschackia/AegeanLichens/CaloplacaAC.htm - As Caloplaca oasis