Open Access Additions to the lichen flora of Mongolia: records from Khentey and Khangay

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Seventy-eight lichen species are added to the known lichen flora of the N Mongolian province Khentey and six lichen species are reported for the first time from the province and phytogeographical region Khangay, which covers parts of central and NW Mongolia. One lichen species is new to the Mongolian Altay in W Mongolia. Seven crustose epiphytic lichens are new to Asia, viz. Caloplaca thuringiaca, Candelariella viae-lacteae, Hypocenomyce leucococca, Lecidea leprarioides, Pyrrhospora cinnabarina, Rinodina degeliana, and Strangospora microhaema. Thirty-one further species are first records for Mongolia, viz. Arthonia apathetica, Buellia badia, B. triphragmioides, Caloplaca cerinella, C. chrysophthalma, Chaenotheca chrysocephala, C. trichialis, Cladonia humilis, Collema subflaccidum, Graphis scripta, Lecanora circumborealis, L. intricata, Lecidea nylanderi, Lepraria jackii, Micarea peliocarpa, Mycobilimbia tetramera, Parmeliopsis hyperopta, Phaeophyscia rubropulchra, Physcia adscendens, Physciella chloantha, P. melanchra, Porpidia macrocarpa, Ramalina calicaris, Rhizocarpon hochstetteri, Schismatomma pericleum, Tuckermannopsis americana, Usnea articulata, Verrucaria margacea, V. praetermissa, Xanthoria fulva, X. ulophyllodes.

Keywords: CENTRAL ASIA; LICHENES; NE ASIA; PHYTOGEOGRAPHY

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3372/wi.36.36221

Publication date: October 1, 2006

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  • Willdenowia is an international peer-reviewed journal publishing original research papers in English from the entire fields of plant, algal and fungal systematics, covering the evolution, taxonomy and nomenclature of these organisms as well as related fields such as floristics and plant geography. Three issues appear each year (in April, August and December) in an open-access online edition and a print edition. Individual papers may be published in the online edition as fast-track articles ahead of inclusion in these issues.

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