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A single macrolichen constitutes hundreds of unrecognized species
- R. Lücking, M. Dal-Forno, J. Lawrey
- Environmental ScienceProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
- 30 June 2014
The existence of at least 126 species in what until recently was believed to be a single taxon: the basidiolichen fungus Dictyonema glabratum, also known as Cora pavonia is reported, Notably, these species are not cryptic but morphologically distinct.
High levels of endemism among Galapagos basidiolichens
- Manuela Dal Forno, F. Bungartz, Alba Yánez-Ayabaca, R. Lücking, J. Lawrey
- BiologyFungal Diversity
- 20 April 2017
It is shown that the closest relatives of half of the basidiolichens now found in Galapagos are from mainland Ecuador, implying that they reached the islands through the shortest route, with all species arriving on the islandsthrough independent colonization events.
Turbo-taxonomy to assemble a megadiverse lichen genus: seventy new species of Cora (Basidiomycota: Agaricales: Hygrophoraceae), honouring David Leslie Hawksworth’s seventieth birthday
Based on an updated phylogeny using the ITS fungal barcoding locus, Cora is now recognize 189 taxa in a genus that until recently was considered to represent a single species; including this contribution, 92 of these are formally recognized, including five taxa based on historical names or collections that have not been sequenced.
Ten new species of lichenized Basidiomycota in the genera Dictyonema and Cora (Agaricales: Hygrophoraceae), with a key to all accepted genera and species in the Dictyonema clade
The taxonomic status of the six names historically established for species belonging in the genus Cora are discussed and reinstate the names C. pavonia (Sw.) Fr.
Pseudocyphellaria crocata (Ascomycota: Lobariaceae) in the Americas is revealed to be thirteen species, and none of them is P. crocata
A phylogenetic revision of the Pseudocyphellaria crocata complex in the Americas is provided, showing 13 distinct species, forming a monophyletic group divided into four large clades, three comprising one species each and one containing eight species, plus two taxa for which no molecular data are available.
Endemism in the genus Pertusaria (Pertusariales, lichenized Ascomycota) from the Galapagos Islands
This revision of Pertusaria in the Galapagos Islands documents twenty-four species, twenty-two being new to the archipelago, one of which is new, but it also occurs in Central America (El Salvador).
From one to six: unrecognized species diversity in the genus Acantholichen (lichenized Basidiomycota: Hygrophoraceae)
A detailed morphological and anatomical study of recently collected specimens from the Galápagos, Costa Rica, Brazil and Colombia, combined with a molecular phylogenetic analysis of the internal transcribed spacer region and 28S of the nuc rDNA and RPB2 sequences, revealed a much more diverse and widespread species assemblage.