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Caloplaca itiana Cf. Cl. Roux, M. Boulanger et Malle.

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Family: TELOSCISTACEAE

Habitat: Mesic supralittoral zone

Description
     Thallus very thin, more or less endolithic, cracked to areolate by the dry, whitish, white-yellowish, pale yellowish, pale ochraceous, a little salmon... so fresh and humid, becoming barely visible in the herbarium, no distinct prothalle. Apothecia numerous, sessile, 0.3-0.8- mm in diameter, flat disc, finely rough, lemon yellow, yellow, for young and fresh apothecia, dirty yellow, ocraceous yellow, yellow-orange for old apothecia, orange for dry apothecia in herbarium, generally clearly visible margin, concolor. Utriform asci with 8 spores. Polarilocular, hyaline, elliptical spores, 13-16 x 6-7 µm with a 5-6 µm septum according to the literature, 13-20 x 7-9 µm with a 5-8 µm septum according to our measurements. Paraphyses sometimes partitioned, only ramified towards their top which is swollen. Thallus: K- or K +/- purple, apothecia: K + purple. Very variable taxon both macroscopically and microscopically (even on the same site) having the appearance of Caloplaca holocarpa and very similar to Caloplaca navasiana which is a Mediterranean species. This taxon comes from the zone of seawater projections at the level of Hydropunctaria maura and Caloplaca microthallina, here just above a sill of dolerite included in the sandstones of Kermeur and the tuffs and limestones of Rozan (Upper Ordovician ). N.B. We relate this taxon to Caloplaca itiana which has a similar habitat but with certain reservations that is why we put Cf.
 
 
 
 







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