eCite Digital Repository

Cameronia (lichenized Ascomycetes), a remarkable new alpine genus from Tasmania


Kantvilas, G, Cameronia (lichenized Ascomycetes), a remarkable new alpine genus from Tasmania, The Lichenologist: An International Journal, 44, (1) pp. 91-99. ISSN 0024-2829 (2012) [Refereed Article]

Copyright Statement

Copyright 2011 British Lichen Society

DOI: doi:10.1017/S0024282911000569


The new genus, Cameronia Kantvilas, is described and illustrated. It is characterized by a crustose thallus, a chlorococcalean photobiont, deeply immersed perithecioid ascomata, four-spored asci with an intensely hemiamyloid outer wall and non-amyloid, well-developed tholus, and hyaline, muriform ascospores. The taxonomic position of the new genus is uncertain although a relationship with the Ostropomycetidae is likely. Two species, both endemic to the highlands of Tasmania, are described: C. pertusarioides Kantvilas, which is one of the most common lichens on dolerite in alpine Tasmania, and C. tecta Kantvilas, which is confined to metamorphosed sediments.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Arthoniales, asci, dolerite, flora of Australia, lichens, Ostromycetidae
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Evolutionary biology
Research Field:Plant and fungus systematics and taxonomy
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences
UTAS Author:Kantvilas, G (Dr Gintaras Kantvilas)
ID Code:116510
Year Published:2012
Web of Science® Times Cited:4
Deposited By:Plant Science
Deposited On:2017-05-11
Last Modified:2017-08-21

Repository Staff Only: item control page