Gyalectaria diluta

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Taxonavigation: Pertusariales 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Fungi
Subregnum: Dikarya
Divisio: Ascomycota
Subdivisio: Pezizomycotina
Classis: Lecanoromycetes
Subclassis: Ostropomycetidae
Ordo: Pertusariales

Familia: Coccotremataceae
Genus: Gyalectaria
Species: Gyalectaria diluta


Gyalectaria diluta (Björk, G.Thor & T.B.Wheeler) I.Schmitt, T.Sprib. & Lumbsch in Schmitt et al., Mycologist 1(1): 81 (2010). [MycoBank #515572]


Type locality for Pertusaria diluta: U.S.A. Montana: Cabinet Mountains, East Fork Bull River, St. Paul Lake trailhead, 48o07'18"N, 11548o42'00"W, on bark of medium-sized Thuja plicata in old growth forest, with Micarea cinerea, 895 m, 28 Jul 2006, Spribille 20890 & S. Pérez-Ortega (holotype CANL, isotypes CANB, UPS)
Etymology of diluta: Named for the pastel, washed-out colors of the thallus and apothecia.
Habitat and distribution of Pertusaria diluta: P. diluta has been found exclusively in old-growth forests. Specimens were collected from bark of trunks, branches and fine twigs of Tsuga heterophylla in ultra-humid rain forest habitats, on bark and mosses over bark on Thuja plicata, on bark of Pseudotsuga menziesii, on fine twigs of Tsuga heterophylla, and on wood of fallen logs, where it was associated with Abconditella lignicola and Lichinodium sirosiphoideum.



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