A cyanolichen from the Lower Devonian Rhynie chert.

  title={A cyanolichen from the Lower Devonian Rhynie chert.},
  author={T. Taylor and H. Hass and H. Kerp},
  journal={American journal of botany},
  volume={84 7},
  • T. Taylor, H. Hass, H. Kerp
  • Published 1997
  • Biology, Medicine
  • American journal of botany
  • The 400 million-year-old Rhynie chert has provided a wealth of information about various types of fungal interactions that existed in this Early Devonian paleoecosystem. In this paper we report the first unequivocal evidence of a lichen symbiosis from the Rhynie chert. Specimens of a new genus, Winfrenatia, consist of a thallus of superimposed layers of aseptate hyphae and, on the upper surface, numerous uniform depressions. Extending into the base of each depression are hyphae that form a… CONTINUE READING
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