Over 200 new lichen records from Sri Lanka, with three new species to science


en Cryptogamie, Mycologie 35 (1) - Pages 51-62

Published on 28 March 2014

Two hundred and seven lichen species are newly reported from Sri Lanka, eight of which were previously thought to be endemic in India; 91 species are new to the Indian subcontinent, and four to Asia, and three are described here as new to science: Astrothelium nitidulum which has 7-septate ascospores with diamond-shaped lumina, mostly simple ascomata in shiny olive pseudostromata and an inspersed hamathecium; Heterodermia queensberryi which is similar to Heterodermia propagulifera but with a corona of lobules around the apothecia; and Malmidea papillosa, which is similar to Malmidea granifera but has regular warts and lacks medulla in the excipulum.

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