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Niebla isidiaescens Bowler, J. E. Marsh, T. H. Nash & Riefner

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    Niebla isidiaescens
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    Niebla isidiaescens is a species of fruticose lichen in the family Ramalinaceae. It was originally described in 1994 from specimens collected in Baja California. The lichen grows on rocky outcrops in open maritime scrub habitats.[1]


    The type (biology) collection of Niebla isidiaescens [2] was inferred to have divaricatic acid[3] based on the circumscription given by Bowler and collaborators.[1] However, it is a mixed collection[4] of approximately 20 specimens of mostly two species, N. isidiaescens and Vermilacinia paleoderma, and loose branches of a third species, Niebla contorta,[5] the identification for the latter assumes that the thalli parts contain divaricatic acid.[3] This association and the broad lobes of the thallus may indicate that N. isidiaescens was derived from N. contorta, in contrast to Niebla flagelliforma.[3] Niebla usneoides is a similar species distinguished by the absence of pycnidia and presence of sekikaic acid.[3]


    1. ^ a b Bowler PA, Riefner RE Jr, Rundel PW, Marsh J, Nash III TH (1994). "New species of Niebla (Ramalinaceae) from western North America". Phytologia. 77 (1): 23–37..mw-parser-output cite.citation{font-style:inherit}.mw-parser-output q{quotes:"""""'"'"}.mw-parser-output code.cs1-code{color:inherit;background:inherit;border:inherit;padding:inherit}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-free a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/65/Lock-green.svg/9px-Lock-green.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-limited a,.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-registration a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d6/Lock-gray-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-gray-alt-2.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-subscription a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/aa/Lock-red-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-red-alt-2.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration{color:#555}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription span,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration span{border-bottom:1px dotted;cursor:help}.mw-parser-output .cs1-hidden-error{display:none;font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-visible-error{font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration,.mw-parser-output .cs1-format{font-size:95%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-left,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-left{padding-left:0.2em}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-right,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-right{padding-right:0.2em}
    2. ^ Niebla isidiaescens, type collection, collected by Janet Marsh, her collection number 6142, specimen deposited at Arizona State University (ASU), Consortium of North American Lichen Herbaria, photographed by Robin Shoeninger, retrieved 11 Jan 2015, http://lichenportal.org/portal/taxa/index.php?taxon=55405.
    3. ^ a b c d Spjut, R. W. 1996. Niebla and Vermilacinia (Ramalinaceae) from California and Baja California. Sida Bot. Misc. 14
    4. ^ Niebla isidiaescens, World Botanical Associates, retrieved 11 Jan 2015, http://www.worldbotanical.com/niebla_isidiaescens.htm
    5. ^ Niebla contorta image, similar to material in type collection of Niebla isidiaescens, World Botanical Associates, retrieved 11 Jan 2015, http://www.worldbotanical.com/lichens/contorta-9733.jpg