Echinoplaca vezdana (Ostropales : Gomphillaceae): a new lichenised fungus

Citation
R. Lucking et K. Kalb, Echinoplaca vezdana (Ostropales : Gomphillaceae): a new lichenised fungus, TAXON, 50(3), 2001, pp. 837-840
Citations number
10
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Plant Sciences
Journal title
TAXON
ISSN journal
0040-0262 → ACNP
Volume
50
Issue
3
Year of publication
2001
Pages
837 - 840
Database
ISI
SICI code
0040-0262(200108)50:3<837:EV(:GA>2.0.ZU;2-4
Abstract
The lichenised fungus Echinoplaca vezdana from the Philippines is described and illustrated. It has a comparatively large thallus, large apothecia, an d 2-4 muriform. ascospores per ascus. The new taxon is closely related to E . diffluens, which differs in having transversely septate ascospores. The t wo species form another pair of morphologically similar taxa differing in a scospore types of which five were previously known. Echinoplaca vezdana is dedicated to Antonin Vezda, one of the outstanding lichen taxonomists of th e 20(th) century, on the occasion of his recent 80(th) birthday.