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A new corticolous species of Chroodiscus (Thelotremataceae) from Argentina

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  28 March 2007

María Inés Messuti
Centro Regional Universitario Bariloche, Universidad Nacional del Comahue, Quintral 1250, 8400 S.C. de Bariloche, Rio Negro, Argentina.
H. Thorsten Lumbsch
Department of Botany, The Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60605-2496, USA.
Antonín Vezda
Lichenological Institute, Tabor 28a, CZ-60200 Brno, Czech Republic.


Chroodiscus lomatiae Messuti, Lumbsch & Vezda is described as new to science. This southern South American species belongs to the family Thelotremataceae. It is characterized by fusiform, hyaline, small, thin-walled ascospores, exfoliating, chroodiscoid apothecia, and the presence of lecanoric acid.

Research Article
Copyright © British Lichen Society 2003

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