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Fellhanera Viridisorediata, a New Sorediate Species From Sheltered Trees and Shrubs in Western Europe

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  28 March 2007

André Aptroot
Cenaalbureau voor Schimmelcultures, P.O. Box 273, NL–3740 AG Baam, The Netherlands.
Maarten Brand
Klipperwerf 5, NL–2317 DX Leiden, The Netherlands.
Leo Spier
Koning Arthurpad 8, NL–3813 HD Amersfoort, The Netherlands.


Felihanera viridisorediata Aptroot, Brand & Spier, a corticolous sorediate species commonly found sterile, is described from fertile material on Juglans glabra in the Netherlands. It was also found with apothecia on, for example, twigs of Vaccinium myrtillus, Lonicera, and other trees. It seems to be common and rapidly spreading in sheltered habitats in Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands, also occasionally on wood, roofs, granite and brick. It is close to other Felihanera species, especially F. seroexpectata and F. viridis, but it differs in the paler soredia, smaller, 1-septate and constricted ascospores and the presence of roccellic acid.

Research Article
Copyright © British Lichen Society 1998

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