The relationships of Odontotrema (Odontotremataceae) and the resurrected Sphaeropezia (Stictidaceae)—new combinations and three new Sphaeropezia species
An updated phylogeny of the Stictidaceae based on mtSSU, nuLSU and the protein coding gene RPB2 is presented together with a taxonomic revision of Swedish taxa of Odontotrema and Sphaeropezia.
Saprotrophy and lichenization as options for the same fungal species on different substrata: environmental plasticity and fungal lifestyles in the Stictis–Conotrema complex
The results suggest that all three cases represent independent fungal phylogenetic species, which can undergo their whole sexual lifecycle either as lichens or as saprotrophs, and are suggested to be common in the Stictidaceae.
Phylogeny and classification of Cryptodiscus, with a taxonomic synopsis of the Swedish species
The phylogeny, taxonomy and classification of Cryptodiscus are examined and the relationship of the genus within the Ostropomycetidae is tested.
Stictis s. lat. (Ostropales, Ascomycota) in northern Scandinavia, with a key and notes on morphological variation in relation to lifestyle.
Generic delimitations in the family Stictidaceae (Ostropales, Ascomycota): the Stictis–Conotrema problem
It is concluded that lichenization in the Stictidaceae does not characterize natural groups, and that Conotrema should be considered a synonym to Stictis, as predicted by anatomical characteristics.