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Further additions to the lichen flora of Antarctica and South Georgia

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Ten lichen species new to the Antarctic and sub-Antarctic South Georgia are described. Four are new to science: a species of Bellemerea containing porphyrilic acid from King George Island, a sorediate species of Lecanora with numerous xanthones and growing on introduced timber on Deception Island, a species of Schaereria growing at high altitudes in continental Antarctica, and a species of Lecanora (previously known as Lecanora sp. A) growing on Pseudephebe at high altitude on the Antarctic Peninsula. In addition there are three species of tomentose Peltigera resulting from a recent revision by O. Vitikainen, a species of Stereocaulon from Deception Island, a species of Tephromela from Cape Adare , and a species of Parmelia from Jenny and Lambda Islands, Antarctic Peninsula. A total of 471 lichenized fungal taxa have now been reported for Antarctica and South Georgia.
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Keywords: ANTARCTICA; BELLEMEREA; LECANORA; SCHAERERIA; SOUTH GEORGIA; TAXONOMY

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 2009-02-01

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  • Nova Hedwigia is an international journal publishing original, peer-reviewed papers on current issues of taxonomy, morphology, ultrastructure and ecology of all groups of cryptogamic plants, including cyanophytes/cyanobacteria and fungi. The half-tone plates in Nova Hedwigia are known for their high quality, which makes them especially suitable for the reproduction of photomicrographs and scanning and transmission electron micrographs.
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