Original paper

Further additions to the lichen flora of Antarctica and South Georgia

øvstedal, Dag O.; Lewis Smith, Ron I.

Nova Hedwigia Band 88 Heft 1-2 (2009), p. 157 - 168

published: Feb 16, 2009

DOI: 10.1127/0029-5035/2009/0088-0157

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Abstract

Ten lichen species new to the Antarctic and sub-Antarctic South Georgia are described. Four are new to science: a species of Bellemerea containing porphyrilic acid from King George Island, a sorediate species of Lecanora with numerous xanthones and growing on introduced timber on Deception Island, a species of Schaereria growing at high altitudes in continental Antarctica, and a species of Lecanora (previously known as Lecanora sp. A) growing on Pseudephebe at high altitude on the Antarctic Peninsula. In addition there are three species of tomentose Peltigera resulting from a recent revision by O. Vitikainen, a species of Stereocaulon from Deception Island, a species of Tephromela from Cape Adare , and a species of Parmelia from Jenny and Lambda Islands, Antarctic Peninsula. A total of 471 lichenized fungal taxa have now been reported for Antarctica and South Georgia.

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bellemerealecanoraschaereriataxonomyantarcticasouth georgia