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Codonmyces and Lichenostella, Two New Genera of Lichenicolous Conidial Fungi

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  28 March 2007

Vicent Calatayud
C.E.A.M., C/Charles R. Darwin 14, Pare Tecnològic, 46980 Paterna, València, Spain. E-mail:
Javier Etayo
Navarro Villoslada 16, 3a dcha., 31003 Pamplona, Navarra, Spain. E-mail:


The new generic names Codonmyces and Lichenostetta are introduced for two new species of conidial fungi. Lichenostella hypotrachynae gen. et sp. nov. is a commensal of Hypotrachyna species, and is mainly characterized by forming black sporodochia with setae and, particularly, by its star-like conidia. Codonmyces lecanorae gen. et. sp. nov. occurs on Lecanora valesiaca and differs from the genus Xanthoriicola by its 1-septate conidia and campanulate conidiogenous cells with several conspicuous, flared annellations. Comments on the ecology of L. valesiaca, and its associated lichens and lichenicolous fungi are also given.

Research Article
Copyright © British Lichen Society 1999

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