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The strange case of Ocellomma rediuntum (Arthoniales: Roccellaceae) in Australia: a remarkably disjunct lichen

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  03 June 2020

Gintaras Kantvilas*
Tasmanian Herbarium, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Box 5058, UTAS LPO, Sandy Bay, Tasmania7005, Australia
Cécile Gueidan
Australian National Herbarium, National Research Collections Australia, National Collections and Marine Infrastructure, CSIRO, P.O. Box 1700, Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia
Anders Tehler
Swedish Museum of Natural History, P.O. Box 50007, S-104 05 Stockholm, Sweden
Author for correspondence: Gintaras Kantvilas. E-mail:


The new combination Ocellomma rediuntum (Stizenb. ex Hasse) Kantvilas, Gueidan & Tehler is proposed, supported by morphological, anatomical and molecular data. Hitherto known only from the Californian coast, this species is here recorded for Kangaroo Island (South Australia), Victoria and Tasmania. It is described and illustrated from Australian collections. The ecology of the species and its remarkable distribution are discussed.

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