Two new species of Lecanora sensu stricto (Lecanoraceae, Ascomycota) from east Africa

  title={Two new species of Lecanora sensu stricto (Lecanoraceae, Ascomycota) from east Africa},
  author={Paul Muigai Kirika and Sittiporn Parnmen and Thorsten H. Lumbsch},
The new sorediate species Lecanora kenyana from Mount Kenya and L. orientoafricana from the Rift Valley in Kenya are described. L. kenyana has red-brown apothecia with a constricted base, a melacarpella–type amphithecium, pulicaris–type epihymenium, a hyaline hypothecium, and contains usnic acid as major constituent. L. orientoafricana is characterized by having a dark hypothecium, pulicaris-type amphithecium, chlarotera-epihymenium, and contains atranorin and gangaleoidin. A phylogenetic… 
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