Three new lichen species from cloud forest in Veracuz, Mexico

Octavio CÓRDOVA-CHÁVEZ, André APTROOT, Gonzalo CASTILLO-CAMPOSA, Marcela Eugenia da Silva CÁCERES & Rosa Emilia PÉREZ-PÉREZ

en Cryptogamie, Mycologie 35 (2) - Pages 157-162

Published on 27 June 2014

The following new lichen species are described: Astrothelium coccineum, with ascomata immersed in groups in pseudostromata that are red outside and yellow pigmented inside, ostioles black, and ascospores 3-septate, 25-30 × 10-12.5 m. Micarea viridicapitata, with olive green thallus with many pale green globose soredia and brown ascomata that are often in botryose groups, and ascospores bacillar with rounded ends, (1-)3-septate, (11-)15-17 × 3-3.5 m. Protoparmelia microspora, a corticolous Protoparmelia with sessile brown ascomata and ascospores 8/ascus, (6-)7.5-10 × 3.5-5 m. These species were all found in cloud forest in La Cortadura, Coatepec, Veracruz, Mexico. Protoparmelia dadiola is reported from the same area; it is new to the northern hemisphere.

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