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Rinodina chrysidiata, a new species from far eastern Asia and the Appalachian Mountains of North America

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  08 February 2012

Institute of Systematic Botany, The New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, New York, 10458-5126, USA. Email:
Department of Biology, University of Saskatchewan, 112 Science Place, Saskatoon, SK S7N 5E2, Canada.
Göran THOR
Department of Ecology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, P. O. Box 7044, SE-750 07, Uppsala, Sweden.
Museum of Natural History, University of Bergen, Allégaten 41, Postboks 7800, N-5020 Bergen, Norway.


A new isidiate, xanthone-producing species, Rinodina chrysidiata, is described and compared in detail with R. xanthophaea, a species with which it co-occurs in eastern Asia. The two species have an identical chemistry but are clearly separated by their differing lichenized diaspores, thallus morphology and ascospore type.

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Copyright © British Lichen Society 2012

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