Peltigera hydrophila (Lecanoromycetes, Ascomycota), a new semi-aquatic cyanolichen species from Chile

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Peltigera hydrophila, a new species from Chile tentatively distinguished based on phylogenetic evidence but not yet named, is formally described here. Morphological differences (e.g., non-tomentose thallus) and habitat preferences (semi-aquatic) corroborate molecular and phylogenetic distinctiveness of this early diverging lineage in section Peltigera. Due to overlapping ecological ranges, P. hydrophila shares some morphological traits with aquatic species from the phylogenetically unrelated section Hydrothyriae.

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Cited Authors

  • Miadlikowska, J; Magain, N; Buck, WR; Castillo, RV; Barlow, GT; Pardo-De la Hoz, CJ; LaGreca, S; Lutzoni, F

Published Date

  • June 1, 2020

Published In

  • Plant and Fungal Systematics

Volume / Issue

  • 65 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 210 - 218

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2544-7459

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.35535/pfsyst-2020-0016

Citation Source

  • Scopus