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A new species of Loxospora (lichenized Ascomycota: Sarrameanaceae) from Australia

Lumbsch, H Thorsten; Archer, Alan W; Elix, John

Description

Loxospora lecanoriformis Lumbsch, A. W. Archer & Elix is described from deeply shaded trunks of Doryphora sassafras Endl. in temperate rainforest in north-eastern New South Wales. This species is characterized by large, lecanorine apothecia, mostly unbranched paraphyses, non-amyloid asci and large, thin-walled, simple, ellipsoid ascospores. Molecular data has established that this taxon is related to Loxospora ochrophaea (Tuck.) R. C. Harris.

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/60211
Source: The Lichenologist
DOI: 10.1017/S0024282907007153

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