Preliminary version 1 April 2016

Bryoria subcana (Nyl. ex Stizenb.) Brodo & D.Hawksw.

Opera Bot. 42: 91 (1977).

Basionym: Alectoria prolixa var. subcana Nyl. ex Stizenb., Arm. Naturhist. Mus. Wien 7: 129 (1892).

Synonym: Index Fungorum

Protolog: Data lacking.
Type locality: Scotland, 1875, Crombie (H-NYL 35835 - lectotype). Lectotypification in Hawksworth, Lichenologist 5: 249, 1972).
Barcode: Available. Data lacking.
Coordinates: Data lacking.


Thallus: pendent, to 20 cm long, whitish grey to greyish brown, basal parts often brownish, dull. Branching irregular, fairly dense, without distinct main branches, angles between branches acute to obtuse, branches often delicate, 0.l5- 0.3 mm diam. Soralia tuberculate or fissural. Pseudocyphellae sparse, inconspicuous. Apothecia rare, to 2 mm diam.; disc brown, plane, becoming convex. Spores ellipsoid, 6- 9 x 4- 5 μm. Pycnidia uncommon, usually aggregated, black and shiny.

Photobiont: Data lacking.

Chemistry: Cortex, medulla and soralia PD+ red; fumarprotocetraric acid.

Ecology: On both coniferous and deciduous trees and on mossy rocks faces.

Molecular data: Genbank

Distribution: Very insufficiently known. Oceanic. Europe, Asia, western North America. Database