Three new lichenicolous species of the genus Plectocarpon (Ascomycota: Lecanographaceae) discovered in the Bolivian Andes

Javier Etayo , Adam Flakus , Martin Kukwa

Abstract

In this paper three new species of Plectocarpon, P. dimorphosporum (on Ricasolia patinifera), P. parmotrematis (on Parmotrema reticulatum) and P. ramalinae (on Ramalina celastri), are described from tropical montane forests in the Bolivian Andes. Plectocarpon dimorphosporum is characterized by strongly convex ascomata covered by the host cortex when young, presence of Atra-brown pigment and 1–3-septate ascospores developing a brown-pigmented granular perispore, P. parmotrematis by rounded and slightly superficial ascomata, presence of pigments reacting K+ aeruginose to turquoise and colorless 3-septate ascospores, and P. ramalinae by ellipsoid, black ascomata, Atra-brown pigment, and short, colorless, 3-septate ascospores. In addition, the rare Protounguicularia fasciculata is reported here for the first time from Bolivia.
Author Javier Etayo
Javier Etayo,,
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, Adam Flakus
Adam Flakus,,
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, Martin Kukwa KTRiOP
Martin Kukwa,,
- Department of Plant Taxonomy and Nature Conservation
Journal seriesPhytotaxa, ISSN 1179-3155
Issue year2018
Vol357
No4
Pages275-283
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in Englishbiodiversity, Celidium, Lecanoromycetes, Neotropics, Protounguicularia fasciculata, South America, taxonomy
DOIDOI:10.11646/phytotaxa.357.4.3
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)25
ScoreMinisterial score = 20.0, 13-07-2018, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 25.0, 13-07-2018, ArticleFromJournal
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