Lecanora cerebellina Poelt

Mitt. bot. Staats., München, 19-20: 471, 1958.
Description: Thallus crustose-placodioid, episubstratic, convex-pulvinate, 2-10 mm across, greenish white to ochraceous, more or less white-pruinose, with 1-1.5 mm long, contiguous, often subcerebriform, convex to apically flattened lobes. Cortex 40-50 μm thick, inspersed with crystals; medulla white, losse. Apothecia lecanorine, numerous, round to irregular in outline, slightly constricted at base, with a concave to flat, greenish white to brownish grey disc, and a thick, prominent thalline margin. Thalline exciple of strongly conglutinated hyphae; epithecium brownish, granulose, 5-10 μm high; hymenium colourless, 50-65 μm high; hypothecium colourless, inspersed with granules. Asci 8-spored, clavate, very thin-walled, with a K/I+ blue, tall tholus penetrated by a faintly amyloid apical cushion, the wall K/I-, surrounded by a blue outer layer, Lecanora-type. Ascospores 1-celled, hyaline, ellipsoid, 9-11 x 5-6 μm. Pycnidia dark, immersed. Conidia thread-like, c. 15 x 0.6 μm. Photobiont chlorococcoid. Spot tests: K+ ochraceous yellow, C+ orange, KC+ orange, P+ yellow. Chemistry: psoromic acid, different xanthones.
Note: on steeply inclined surfaces of calcareous rocks protected from rain. Known from the southern parts of the Balkan Peninsula; to be looked for in the Apennines.
Growth form: Crustose placodiomorph
Substrata: rocks
Photobiont: green algae other than Trentepohlia
Reproductive strategy: mainly sexual
In underhangs rarely wetted by rain

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Poelt, J (1958) Die lobaten Arten der Flechtengattung Lecanora Ach. sensu ampl. in der Holarktis. Mitt. der Bot. Staatssammlung Munchen

Mathey, A/ Leuckert, C (1977) Die Inhaltstoffe von Lecanora cerebellina Poelt (Lichenes, Lecanoraceae). Herzogia https://www.schweizerbart.de/papers/herzogia/detail/4/101596/Die_Inhaltstoffe_von_Lecanora_cerebellina_Poelt_Lichenes_Lecanoraceae