Melaspilea tyroliensis Szatala

Annls. Mus. nat. Hung., n.s. 5: 131, 1954.
Distribution: N - TAA.
Description: Thallus crustose, very thinly episubstratic, continuous, smooth, grey-brown, with scattered, whitish, flat maculiform soralia, without a distinct prothallus. Apothecia black, lirelliform, simple to 3-furcate, straight to flexuose or slightly curved, sessile, the largest ones c. 1 x 0.1-0.2 mm, tapering towards the end, solitary or 2-3 confluent in radiating clusters, with a slit-like, epruinose disc and a black proper margin. Proper exciple thick, prosoplectenchymatous, dark brown, extending below the hymenium; epithecium grey-brown, K-; hymenium colourless, 70-80 µm high, not inspersed with oil droplets, I+ wine-red; paraphyses coherent, simple, thread-like, the apical cells not swollen; hypothecium dark brown. Asci 8-spored, oblong-ventricose, shortly stalked, thin-walled, with an apical thickening, 50-60 x 21-24 µm. Ascospores 1-septate. with equal cells. clearly constricted at septum, at first hyaline then turning brown, 13-15 x 6-8 µm, thin-walled. Photobiont trentepohlioid. Spot tests: K-, C-, KC-, P-. Chemistry: not known, probably without lichen substances.
Note: known only from the type collection by Lojka from Mt. Margola (Predazzo), on syenite.
Growth form: Crustose
Substrata: rocks
Photobiont: Trentepohlia
Reproductive strategy: mainly asexual, by soredia, or soredia-like structures (e.g. blastidia)
Poorly known taxon in need of further study

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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