Lecidella varangrica sp. nov. from the Varanger Peninsula, northernmost Norway
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The new species Lecidella varangrica Haugan & Tønsberg is described from the northern shores of the Varanger Peninsula, Finnmark, Norway. It probably belongs to the saxicolous L. asema group by having a pigmented hypothecium and by producing chloroxanthones. Lecidella varangrica is distinguishable from other species in this group by a set of characters: the presence of soralia, the small apothecia with rather small ascospores, and the production of aotearone as the major chemical constituent. Lecidella varangrica is a species of vertical to overhanging weather-protected rock faces with strong marine influence along the harsh shores of the Barents Sea.
CitationHaugan R, Tønsberg T. Lecidella varangrica sp. nov. from the Varanger Peninsula, northernmost Norway. Graphis Scripta. 2018;30(7):149-154
PublisherNordic Lichen Society
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