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

Abstract

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.

Type
Research Article
Copyright
Copyright © British Lichen Society 2003

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