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Calopadia erythrocephala, a new foliicolous lichenized fungus from Brazil

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  29 March 2012

Institute of Ecology and Botany, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, H-2163 Vácrátót, Alkotmány u. 2–4, Hungary. E-mail:
John A. ELIX
Research School of Chemistry, Building 33, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia.
Laboratory of Lichenology, W. Szafer Institute of Botany, Polish Academy of Sciences, Lubicz 46, PL-31-512 Kraków, Poland.


The foliicolous lichenized fungus Calopadia erythrocephala Farkas, Elix & Flakus, is described as new to science from the Atlantic submontane rainforests in Brazil. The species is very similar to C. puiggarii, but is distinguished by the presence of a red pigment in the campylidia, the darker apothecial discs and larger conidia. Fusarubin, the red pigment produced by the new species, is reported for the first time from foliicolous lichens. A world-wide key to foliicolous species of Calopadia with single, muriform ascospores is presented.

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Copyright © British Lichen Society 2012

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