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A new species of Megalaria (Ascomycota, Ramalinaceae) and M. laureri new to mainland China

QING-XIA SU, QIANG REN

Abstract


Megalaria hainanensis is described as new to science. It occurs on bryophytes over rock, and is characterized by its large apothecia, light-brown to brown-red proper exciple, an epithecium containing cinereorufa-green, arnoldiana-brown in the hypothecium, ascospores of (22) –24– (25) × (9) –10 µm, and the presence of atranorin and zeorin in the thallus. Megalaria laureri is also reported from mainland China for the first time.


Keywords


lichenized fungi, lichen substances, Lecanorales, taxonomy, Lichens

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.313.1.13

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ISSN 1179-3155 (print); ISSN 1179-3163 (online)

Published by Magnolia Press, Auckland, New Zealand