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Graphis koreana (Graphidaceae, Ostropales), a new species from South Korea

  • Santosh JOSHI (a1), Young Jin KOH (a1), László LÖKÖS (a2), Udeni JAYALAL (a1) and Jae-Seoun HUR (a1)...

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A saxicolous Graphis discovered in the southern part of South Korea is described as new to science. The new species, Graphis koreana sp. nov., is characterized by a green to brownish green, thick, rimose thallus, completely carbonized proper exciple, trans-septate to submuriform ascospores and the presence of norstictic acid.

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Graphis koreana (Graphidaceae, Ostropales), a new species from South Korea

  • Santosh JOSHI (a1), Young Jin KOH (a1), László LÖKÖS (a2), Udeni JAYALAL (a1) and Jae-Seoun HUR (a1)...

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