Eilifdahlia schwarzii (Caloplacoideae, Teloschistaceae) – a new species from Western Australia

Sergey. Y. Kondratyuk, Felix Schumm, John A. Elix, Ingvar Kärnefelt, Arne Thell, Jae-Seoun Hur

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Abstract

The new species Eilifdahlia schwarzii F. Schumm & S. Y. Kondr. is described. It differs from the more common southern Australian E. dahlii (Elix, S. Y. Kondr. & Kärnefelt) S. Y. Kondr., Kärnefelt, Elix, A. Thell, J. Kim, A. S. Kondr. & J.-S. Hur in having a poorly developed whitish thallus, bright yellow to bright yellow-orange apothecia, with a persistent glossy margin, a proper exciple with scleroplectenchymatous tissue, longer ascospores, and wider ascospore septa. The new species is known from scattered localities in Western Australia. The new combination E. sergeyana (Kantvilas) S. Y. Kondr., Elix, Kärnefelt & A. Thell is made, and a key to the species of Eilifdahlia is presented.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)18-23
Number of pages6
JournalGraphis Scripta
Volume29
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Apr

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Botany

Keywords

  • New species
  • new combination
  • ecology
  • lichen substance
  • key

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