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A new species of Graphis (Graphidaceae) from Venezuela

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  26 May 2009

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A corticolous Graphis discovered in the southern part of Venezuela is described as new to science. The new species, Graphis breussii sp. nov., is characterized by rather large, prominent lirellae with striate labia and apically thin complete thalline cover, a completely carbonized exciple, four submuriform ascospores per ascus, and norstictic acid; it belongs in the Graphis acharii group.

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Copyright © British Lichen Society 2009

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