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Staurothele nemorum sp. nov. (Ascomycota: Verrucariaceae), with a revised key to North American Staurothele s. lat.

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  09 December 2019

Caleb A. MORSE
Biodiversity Institute, R. L. McGregor Herbarium, University of Kansas, 2045 Constant Ave., Lawrence, KS66047, USA. Email:
Douglas LADD
Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Blvd, St. Louis, MO63110, USA.


Staurothele nemorum is described as new to science from the southern Great Plains of central North America. The species is characterized by a thin, areolate, epilithic thallus, sessile perithecia, globose to oblong hymenial algal cells and 8-spored asci. Staurothele hymenogonia is restored to the North American flora, based on material from the south-western Great Plains. An updated key to North American members of Staurothele s. lat. is provided.

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