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Amandinea myrticola, a new corticolous species from Portugal

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  05 April 2011

Departament de Bioquímica i Biotecnologia (Àrea de Botànica), Facultat d'Enologia de Tarragona, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Marcel·lí Domingo s/n, 43007, Tarragona, Spain. Email:
Pieter P.G. van den BOOM
Arafura 16, 5691 JA, Son, the Netherlands.
John A. ELIX
Research School of Chemistry, Building 33, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia.


Amandinea myrticola is described as new from Portugal. This corticolous species is characterized by the thin, smooth to minutely rugose and greyish thallus lacking secondary metabolites, the small lecideine apothecia which exhibit a pseudothalline margin when young and the small, smooth, Physconia-type ascospores with strongly pronounced and persistent median wall thickenings. It occurs on smooth bark in two localities characterized by a Mediterranean climate with an Atlantic influence.

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Copyright © British Lichen Society 2011

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