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The saxicolous and terricolous, cyanobacterial lichens of Socotra (Yemen, Indian Ocean)

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A survey is given of the saxicolous and terricolous, cyanobacterial lichens occurring in theYemeni island of Socotra. Species of the families Lichinaceae, Peltulaceae and the closely related genera Gloeoheppia and Heppia are dominant. There are c. 60 cyanobacterial lichens what is approximately 35% of the total number of species known from the island. The lichens are mentioned briefly, ecological preferences and distribution patterns are discussed.



Die gesteins- und bodenbewohnenden, cyanobakteriellen Flechten der jemenitischen Insel Sokotra werden untersucht. Es dominierenArten der Familien Lichinaceae, Peltulaceae sowie Vertreter der nah verwandten Gattungen Gloeoheppia und Heppia. Die Zahl cyanobakterieller Flechten liegt bei etwa 60 und umfasst somit ungefähr 35% der Gesamtartenzahl der Insel. Die Flechten werden mit ihren ökologischen Ansprüchen und ihren Verbreitungsmustern beschrieben.
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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: August 1, 2003

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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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