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Open Access Two new species of Lichenostigma (Lichenotheliaceae, lichenicolous fungi) from Iran

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Abstract:

Two species of Lichenostigma, both from Iran, are described as new to science: L. iranicum, growing on Lobothallia praeradiosa, is characterised by rounded to elongate ascomata, sparse hyphal strands, 6(−8)-spored asci and the almost complete absence of pigmentation in the lower ascomatal wall; L. verrucosum, growing on Pleopsidium gobiense, is distinguished by rounded to irregular ascomata with radiating superficial hyphae, verrucose brown ascospores and by the complete absence of pigmentation in the lower ascomatal wall.

Keywords: ACAROSPORACEAE; ASCOMYCOTA; ASPICILIACEAE; BIODIVERSITY; TAXONOMY

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3372/wi.41.41122

Publication date: June 1, 2011

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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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