- Habib K., Chiva S., Firdous Q., Nadeem S., Niazi A.R., Barreno E. & Khalid A.N.
- Plant Systematics and Evolution
- 309: 17 [9 p.]
Based on molecular and morphological evidence, a new species within Verrucariaceae, Clavascidium hispaniam-pakistanica
is described from Pakistan and Spain. The taxon is characterized by thicker and slightly larger squamules with a mixed-type
medulla. Additionally, it has marginal pycnidia with bacilliform conidia. We have also detected the microalga Myrmecia
israelensis as the main photosymbiont in the lichens analyzed, reinforcing the often-established specificity between the
lichen genus Clavascidium and the microalgae of the genus Myrmecia. Detailed comparative analyses and a microalgal
discussion are provided.
Keywords: Lichenized fungi · Myrmecia israelensis · New species · Taxonomy.
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