The lichen genus Paraparmelia, a synonym of Xanthoparmelia (Ascomycota, Parmeliaceae)

John A. Elix*

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    The lichen genus Paraparmelia is reduced to synonymy under Xanthoparmelia. The key characters of Xanthoparmelia include the cell walls containing Xanthoparmelia-type lichenan, the pored epicortex, eciliate margins, simple rhizines, small, ellipsoidal spores and bifusiform or rarely weakly fusiform or bacilliform conidia. Five new names are proposed: Xanthoparmelia aridella, X. colensoides, X. inconspicuella, X. rugulosella and X. xanthomelanella and 77 new combinations are made.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)395-403
    Number of pages9
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 2003


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