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Lecania falcata, a new species from Spain, the Canary Islands and the Azores, close to Lecania chlorotiza

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  24 August 2012

Evolution and Conservation Biology Unit, University of Liège, Sart Tilman B22, B-4000 Liège, Belgium. Email:
Pieter P. G. van den BOOM
Arafura 16, NL-5691 JA Son, The Netherlands
Maarten A. BRAND
Klipperwerf 5, NL-2317 DX Leiden, The Netherlands
c/o Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh EH3 5LR, UK
Nicolas MAGAIN
Evolution and Conservation Biology Unit, University of Liège, Sart Tilman B22, B-4000 Liège, Belgium. Email:


Lecania chlorotiza and L. falcata, described here as new from Spain/Navarra, the Canary Islands and the Azores, do not belong to Lecania s. str. They belong to a strongly supported clade comprising Bacidia, Bacidina, Scutula and Toninia when examined with maximum parsimony, maximum likelihood and Bayesian inferences using mtSSU, nuLSU and nuITS sequences. This clade represents the Bacidiaceae and is included in the Ramalinaceae s. lat. Most genera included in that family need further work before a new genus can possibly be described for Lecania chlorotiza and L. falcata.

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