Title Massalongia olechiana (Massalongiaceae, Peltigerales), a new lichen species from the Antarctic
Author Alstrup, V.; Sochting, U.
Author Affil Alstrup, V., Natural History Museum of Denmark, Botanical Garden and Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark. Other: University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Source Polish Polar Research, 32(2), p.117- 121. Publisher: Panstwowe Wydawnictwo Naukowe, Warsaw, Poland. ISSN: 0138- 0338
Publication Date 2011
Notes In English. 10 refs. GeoRef Acc. No: 308803. CRREL Acc. No: 65006268
Index Terms fungi; lichens; Antarctica--Antarctic Peninsula; Antarctica--South Shetland Islands; Antarctic Peninsula; Antarctica; Ascomycota; Lecanoromycetes; Massalonggiaceae; Massalongia olechiana; morphology; new taxa; Peltigerales; Scotia Sea Islands; South Shetland Islands; taxonomy
Abstract A new species of lichenized ascomycete, Massalongia olechiana Alstrup et Sochting, sp. nov. (Massalongiaceae) is described from the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula. The species is distinguished by laminal isidia and 5-7-septate ascospores. The relationships with the other species of the genus are discussed. From Massalongia carnosa, recorded from both the Arctic and the Antarctic, the new species is distinguished by its lack of isidioid squamules and in having pluriseptate ascospores instead of 1-septate ascospores.
URL http://hdl.handle.net/10.2478/v10183-011-0011-y
Publication Type journal article
Record ID 91272