Aptroot A., dos Santos L.A., Fraga Junior C.A.V. & Cáceres M.E.S.
Ramalea and the new genus Appressodiscus belong in the Ramalinaceae
A species of the genus Ramalea, R. coilophylla, was recollected at the type locality and an
additional large population was found in another state, Espı´rito Santo, in Brazil. This enabled a
morphological study showing that the podetia arise from the margins of primary squamules.
Sequencing showed the species and, because it is very similar to the type species, the genus, which was
lastly cited as incertae sedis, to belong to the Ramalinaceae. A new species from the Amazon was also
shown to …