Upretia, a new caloplacoid lichen genus (Teloschistaceae, Lichen-Forming Ascomycota) from India

Sergey Kondratyuk, Per-Erik Persson, Mats Hansson, Gaurav K. Mishra, Sanjeeva Nayaka, Dong Liu, Jae-Seoun Hur, Arne Thell

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New genus Upretia S. Y. Kondr., A. Thell & J. S. Hur is characterized by partly pruinose, lobate to subsquamulose, olivaceous grey to brown thallus, small ascospores and narrowly bacilliform conidia. It belongs to the subfamily Caloplacoideae of the Teloschistaceae and includes the ‘Caloplaca’ amarkantakana clade. The new genus is closely related to Ioplaca Poelt according to phylogeny analysis based on ITS1/ITS2 nrDNA, 28S nrLSU and 12S mtSSU sequences.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)22-31
Number of pages10
JournalCryptogam Biodiversity and Assessment
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Botany

Free keywords

  • Caloplacoideae
  • Loplaca
  • Molecular Phylogeny
  • New Genus


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