Lecanora sorediomarginata, a new epiphytic lichen species discovered along the Portuguese coast

Sandrina Azevedo Rodrigues, Arsenio Terrón-Alfonso, John A. Elix, Sergio Pérez-Ortega, Tor Tønsberg, Ana Belén Fernández-Salegui, Amadeu M.V.M. Soares

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    Abstract

    Lecanora sorediomarginata Rodrigues, Terrón & Elix sp. nov., described as new to science from Portugal, is characterized morphologically by a crustose whitish-grey to greenish thallus developing soralia from small, marginal warts and chemically by the presence of 3,5-dichloro-2'-O- methylnorstenosporic acid [major], 3,5-dichloro-2'-O-methylanziaic acid [minor], 3,5-dichloro-2'-O-methylnordivaricatic acid [minor], 5-chloro-2'-O- methylanziaic acid [trace], atranorin [minor], chloroatranorin [minor], and usnic acid [trace]. It is chemically similar to L. lividocinerea, to which it shows phylogenetic affinities based on ITS rDNA sequence analysis, and to L. sulphurella. Lecanora sorediomarginata is epiphytic on Pinus pinaster and P. pinea, in pine forests on sand dunes along the Portuguese coast.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)99-111
    Number of pages13
    JournalLichenologist
    Volume43
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2011

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