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The lichenicolous species of Odontotrema (Syn. Lethariicola) (Ascomycota, Ostropales)

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  28 March 2007

Paul Diederich
P. Diederich: Musée national d'histoire naturelle, 25 rue Munster, L-2160 Luxembourg, Luxembourg.
Mikhail Zhurbenko
M. Zhurbenko: Lab. of the Systematics and Geography of Fungi, Komarov Botanical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Professor Popov Str. 2, 197376 St. Petersburg, Russia.
Javier Etayo
J. Etayo: Navarro Villoslada 16, 3a dcha., ES-31003 Pamplona, Spain.


The genus Lethariicola is shown to be a synonym of Odontotrema. Fifteen lichenicolous species are recognized: O. bryoriae sp. nov. (on Bryoria), O. cuculare comb. nov. (on Parmeliopsis hyperopta), O. figulinum comb. nov. (on Lecanora polytropa) O. intermedium sp. nov. (on Thamnolia), O. lecanorae sp. nov. (on Lecanora), O. melaneliae sp. nov. (on Melanelia), O. ochrolechiae sp. nov. (on Ochrolechia), O. pertusariae sp. nov. (on Pertusaria hymenea), O. rhizocarpicola sp. nov. (on Rhizocarpon) O. santessonii sp. nov. (on Thamnolia), O. sipei comb. nov. (on Letharia), O. thamnoliae sp. nov. (on Thamnolia), and three undescribed species on Lecanora, Mycoblastus and Usnea. The type of O. cuculare has two distinct lichenicolous species of Odontotrema, and the name is lectotypified on the species growing on Parmeliopsis. A key is given to all lichenicolous species of Odontotrema and Paralethariicola.

Research Article
Copyright © British Lichen Society 2002

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