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Protoparmelia Hypotremella, a New Sterile Corticolous Species from Europe, and its Lichenicolous Fungi

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  28 March 2007

A. Aptroot
Centraalbureau voor Schimmelcultures, P.O. Box 273, NL-3740 AG Baarn, The Netherlands.
P. Diederich
Musée national d’histoire naturelle, rue Münster, L-2160 Luxembourg, Luxembourg.
C. M. van Herk
Lichenologisch Onderzoekbureau Nederland, Goudvink 47, NL-3766 WK Soest, The Netherlands.
L. Spiers
Koning Arthurpad 8, NL-3813 HD Amersfoort, The Netherlands.
V. Wirth
Koning Arthurpad 8, NL-3813 HD Amersfoort, The Netherlands.


Protoparmelia hypotremella van Herk, Spier & Wirth, a sterile corticolous lichen, is described as a species new to science, so far known from Austria, SW Germany and the Netherlands. It is rapidly spreading in Germany and the Netherlands. It is apparently close to P. oleagina, and is often found growing together with that species on oak trees along roads in the Netherlands. Both species are host to the lichenicolous fungi Sphinctrina anglica and Tremella wirthii.

Research Article
Copyright © British Lichen Society 1997

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