Lepraria elobata Tønsberg

Sommerfeltia, 14: 197, 1992.
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), 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 and epiphytic mosses.
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

Commonnes-rarity: (info)

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

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Herbarium samples

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E. Pittao CC BY-SA 4.0
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