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Buellia rhizocarpica, a new corticolous species from Mexico

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  01 October 2010

Javier ETAYO
Navarra Villoslada 16, 3°, 31003 Pamplona, Spain.
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:
John A. ELIX
Research School of Chemistry, Building 33, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia.


Buellia rhizocarpica is described from Mexico. This corticolous species is characterized by a yellowish, granulose thallus, the presence of rhizocarpic acid and an unknown pulvinic acid derivative, apothecia containing large amounts of micromera-green together with yellow crystals which react K+ pinkish and by the presence of very small, Buellia-type ascospores. It grows in a well-preserved Pinus hartwegii forest at c. 4000 m altitude at the base of the volcano Popocatepetl.

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Copyright © British Lichen Society 2010

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