Four new genera of teloschistoid lichens (Teloschistaceae, Ascomycota) based on molecular phylogeny.

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Abstract

Four new monophyletic groups are found within the teloschistoid clade of the subfamily Xanthorioideae in the Teloschistaceae using nuclear (ITS1/ITS2) and mitochondrial (12S mtSSU gene) DNA sequences. These groups are proposed as new genera: Brownliella gen. nova for the widely distributed Caloplaca cinnabarina group, Filsoniana gen. nova for the Australian Ca loplaca australiensis group, Fulgogasparrea gen. nova for the Western Pacific species Caloplaca decipioides, and Kaernefia gen. nova for the Southern Hemisphere Caloplaca kaernefeltii
group. Massalongo’s genus Niorma is resurrected for the Teloschistes hypoglaucus group.

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  • Botany

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  • Brownliella, Filsoniana, Fulgogasparrea, Kaernefia, mitochondrial DNA sequences, new genera, Niorma, nuclear DNA sequences
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)251-274
JournalActa Botanica Hungarica
Volume55
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes