Bellemerella ritae sp. nov. (Verrucariaceae), a new lichenicolous ascomycete from northwest North America
Pérez-Ortega, Sergio; Spribille, Toby
Bellemerella ritae Pérez-Ortega & T.Sprib. is described as a new lichenicolous ascomycete (Verrucariaceae, Verrucariales) growing on Xylographa in northwest North America. The species is characterized by the size of its ascospores and ascomata. Comparisons with previously described species in the genus are made. A key to all known species of Bellemerella is provided.