Original paper

Rolueckia (Ostropales: Gomphillaceae), a new genus of foliicolous lichens

Papong, Khwanruan; Thammathaworn, Achra; Boonpragob, Kansri

Nova Hedwigia Band 86 Heft 1-2 (2008), p. 201 - 208

published: Feb 1, 2008

DOI: 10.1127/0029-5035/2008/0086-0201

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Abstract

The new genus Rolueckia Papong, Thammathaworn & Boonpragob is introduced to accommodate the Calenia conspersa group, previously included in Caleniopsis. The new genus is characterized by unique hyphophores, which are setiform, reddish brown and with a club-shaped apex producing bacilliform conidia (diahyphae). In addition to the type species, R. conspersa comb. nov. (≡ Calenia conspersa), one further new combination, R. aggregata (≡ Calenia aggregata) is proposed and one new species is described: R. siamensis sp. nov. The latter agrees with R. conspersa morphologically but differs by having 3-septate ascospores.

Keywords

gomphillaceaefoliicolous lichensnew genushyphophores