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Anisomeridium flavovulcanus, a new corticolous lichen from Costa Rica

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  27 October 2005

OIKOS—Institute for Applied Ecology and Basic Research, Hartbergerstr. 40, 8200 Gleisdorf, Austria


A corticolous species, Anisomeridium flavovulcanus, is described. It has so far been found in the Carribean and Pacific lowland rainforests of Costa Rica, where it is a frequent lichen in the understorey. This conspicuous lichen is characterized by large conical conidiomata, which release a yellow conidial mass at the apex. Dimorphic conidia occur in the same conidiomata: 1-septate microconidia and thick walled globose macroconidia. Ascomata were found only twice; the inconspicuous perithecia are hemispherical, semi-emergent with an apical ostiole, the asci are cylindrical with a cruciform ocular chamber and the ascospores are uniseriately arranged.

Research Article
© British Lichen Society 2005

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