- Park J.S., Han S.-K. & Oh S.-O.
- 51(1): 16–25
Lecanora is one of the largest genera of lichens worldwide. These lichens can be easily seen,
and are commonly found on trees and rocks. Most Korean Lecanora species belong to the
Lecanora subfusca group, which has well-defined superficial thallus, red–brown apothecia,
and soredia. The new species of L. neobarkmaniana grows on rocks, farinose soredia coalescing,
usually covering the whole thallus, and containing atranorin and zeorin. We used
internal transcribed spacer (ITS) and mitochondrial small subunit (mtSSU) sequence data to
identify the phylogenetic relationship across Lecanora sequence data and found the species
to form different clades. In this study, we reported some interesting findings and described
the genetic relationship with other sorediate Lecanora species and the characteristics of the
new species. An identification key for the Korean sorediate Lecanora species is given.
Keywords: Lichenized Ascomycota; Lecanoraceae; Lecanora; South Korea.
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