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Peltigera wulingensis, a new lichen (Ascomycota) from north China

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  07 May 2013

Liu-Fu HAN
College of Life Science, Hebei Normal University, Shijiazhuang 050024, P. R. China
College of Life Science, Hebei Normal University, Shijiazhuang 050024, P. R. China
Shou-Yu GUO*
State Key Laboratory of Mycology, Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, P. R. China. Email:


The terricolous lichen Peltigera wulingensis sp. nov. is described from Wuling Mountain, North China. It can be distinguished from other members of the P. rufescens group by its phyllidia along the margin or laminal cracks, scabrose upper surface, lobe extremities with tufts of tiny grey-whitish to pale brown hairs, and its slender, scattered and simple rhizines. Comparisons of the ITS sequences of the nuclear ribosomal DNA repeat tandem support the taxonomic distinctness of this species.

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