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Ophioparma juniperiicola, a New Lichen from Spain
Isabel Martínez and Gregorio Aragón
Vol. 106, No. 4 (Winter, 2003), pp. 528-531
Published by: American Bryological and Lichenological Society
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3244612
Page Count: 4
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Ophioparma juniperiicola, a new lignicolous species, is described from eastern Spain. It is closely related with O. rubricosa by the appearance of thallus and apothecia, and the presence of divaricatic and usnic acids. The outstanding differences are in spore size and shape and the pycnospore width. Ophioparma juniperiicola is a lignicolous species with granular thallus-often reseambling isidia-and three septate ascospores, with average and size interval do not overlap with other species in the genus. A key of Ophioparma species is presented.
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