Candelaria pacifica sp. nova (Ascomycota, Candelariales) and the identity of Candelaria vulgaris.

Martin Westberg, Ulf Arup

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter


Candelaria pacifica is formally described. It is currently
known from North and South America and Europe. The species is
characterized by a small, lobate thallus with soredia formed on the
lobe tips and along the margins. It has been confused with C. concolor
in Europe and North America, but differs in having 8-spored asci and
in lacking a lower cortex. Candelaria vulgaris, the type species of the
genus is confirmed to be a synonym to C. concolor.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBibiotheca Lichenologica 106. Biomonitoring, ecology, and systematics of lichens. Recognizing the lichenological legacy of Thomas H. Nash III on his 65th birthday.
EditorsScott T. Bates, Frank Bungartz, Robert Lücking, Maria A. Herrera-Campos, Angel Zambrano
PublisherE. Schweizerbart Science Publishers
ISBN (Print)978-3-443-58085-8
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Publication series

ISSN (Print)1436-1698

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Botany


  • Candelariaceae
  • Candelaria
  • Europe
  • new species
  • North America
  • taxonomy


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