Phylogenetic approaches reveal a new sterile lichen in the genus Loxospora (Sarrameanales, Ascomycota) in Poland

Beata Guzow-Krzemińska , Anna Łubek , Dariusz Kubiak , Emilia Ossowska , Martin Kukwa

Abstract

Loxospora cristinae sp. nov. is a sterile corticolous lichen characterized by sorediate, thin, smooth, folded, cracked-areolate and non-verruculose to partly verruculose thalli, soralia soon becoming confluent and the production of 2’-O-methylperlatolic acid. The new species is similar to the recently described L. assateaguensis and L. confusa, which are also sterile and contain 2’-O-methylperlatolic acid. Loxospora assateaguensis can be readily distinguished from the new species by the thallus, which is distinctly verruculose almost from the edge and pustular, and the circular soralia developing apically on the thalline verrucae, and from L. confusa by the presence of granular isidia. The distinction of all three species and their phylogenetic position are also corroborated by molecular approaches using mtSSU and ITS markers. The new species has been found so far only in well preserved forests in Poland.
Author Beata Guzow-Krzemińska KTRiOP
Beata Guzow-Krzemińska,,
- Department of Plant Taxonomy and Nature Conservation
, Anna Łubek
Anna Łubek,,
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, Dariusz Kubiak
Dariusz Kubiak,,
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, Emilia Ossowska KTRiOP
Emilia Ossowska,,
- Department of Plant Taxonomy and Nature Conservation
, Martin Kukwa KTRiOP
Martin Kukwa,,
- Department of Plant Taxonomy and Nature Conservation
Journal seriesPhytotaxa, ISSN 1179-3155
Issue year2018
Vol348
No3
Pages211-220
Keywords in English Fungi, biodiversity, sorediate lichens, crustose lichens, taxonomy, Sarrameanaceae
DOIDOI:10.11646/phytotaxa.348.3.4
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)25
ScoreMinisterial score = 20.0, 11-05-2018, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 25.0, 11-05-2018, ArticleFromJournal
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