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New species of the genus Rimularia Nyl. from Tasmania


Kantvilas, G, New species of the genus Rimularia Nyl. from Tasmania, The Lichenologist: An International Journal, 46, (3) pp. 349-364. ISSN 0024-2829 (2014) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2014 British Lichen Society

DOI: doi:10.1017/S0024282913000595


Five new species of Rimularia, all endemic to Tasmania, are described, discussed and illustrated: Four species are saxicolous: R. albotessellata Kantvilas (containing pannarin): R. aspicilioides Kantvilas (containing 2′-O–methylperlatolic acid and with apothecia with a thalline margin); R. circumgrisea Kantvilas (containing norstictic acid, and with ascospores 8·5-14.0x5.0-6.5 μm); and R. coppinsiana Kantvilas (containing bourgeanic acid and with ascospores 10-19x7-12 μm). The corticolous R. asteriphila Kantvilas lacks lichen substances, contains Sedifolia-grey pigment and has ascospores 10-15x7-10 μm. The widespread R. psephota (Tuck.) Hertel & Rambold, with which several of the new taxa are compared, is also described, based on Tasmanian collections. Several chemical compounds, including bourgeanic acid, pannarin and 2′-O–methylperlatolic acid, are recorded for the genus for the first time. A key to the 12 species currently recorded for Tasmania is presented.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:lichens, Southern Hemisphere, taxonomy, Trapeliaceae
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:117335
Year Published:2014
Web of Science® Times Cited:4
Deposited By:Plant Science
Deposited On:2017-06-07
Last Modified:2017-08-21

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