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


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.

Research Article
Copyright © British Lichen Society 2007

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