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A new species of Loxospora (lichenized Ascomycota: Sarrameanaceae) from Australia

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  14 December 2007

H. Thorsten LUMBSCH
Affiliation:
The Field Museum, Department of Botany, 1400 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605, USA. Email: tlumbsch@fieldmuseum.org
Alan W. ARCHER
Affiliation:
National Herbarium of New South Wales, Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney, N.S.W. 2000, Australia
John A. ELIX
Affiliation:
Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia

Abstract:

Loxospora lecanoriformis Lumbsch, A. W. Archer & Elix is described from deeply shaded trunks of Doryphora sassafras Endl. in temperate rainforest in north-eastern New South Wales. This species is characterized by large, lecanorine apothecia, mostly unbranched paraphyses, non-amyloid asci and large, thin-walled, simple, ellipsoid ascospores. Molecular data has established that this taxon is related to Loxospora ochrophaea (Tuck.) R. C. Harris.

Type
Research Article
Copyright
Copyright © British Lichen Society 2007

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