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The Lichen Genus Bulbothricella, A New Segregate in the Parmeliaceae from Venezuela

  • Vicente Marcano (a1), Sari Mohali (a2), Ernesto Palacios-Prü (a2) and Antonio Morales Méndez (a3)


The new genus Bulbothricella (Lichenized Ascomycotina,Parmeliaceae with the single species B. amazonensis (Marcano, Galiz & Morales) Marcano, Galiz, Morales & Mohali is segregated from Bulbothrix. This conclusion is based on an investigation of morphological, anatomical and chemical characters using scanning electron microscopy and thin-layer chromatography. The new genus is characterized by a pored epicortex, 12—14 spores per ascus, obovate and acrogenous conidia, and an anatomical structure and cortical chemistry resembling that of Bulbothrix..



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