Toniniopsis bartakii - A new species of lichenised fungus from James Ross Island (Antarctic Peninsula)

HALICI M. G. , Kahraman M. , Kistenich S., Timdal E.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF BOTANY, vol.45, no.3, pp.216-223, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 45 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/bot-2101-24
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF BOTANY
  • Page Numbers: pp.216-223
  • Keywords: Antarctica, biodiversity, lichenized fungi, Ramalinaceae, mtSSU, nrITS, IDENTIFICATION


The new lichen species Toniniopsis bartakii is described from James Ross Island, the North-East Antarctic Peninsula region. It is phylogenetically most closely related to T. bagliettoana but differs mainly in forming a more developed, squamulose thallus. It is morphologically more similar to T. coelestina but differs mainly in the pigmentation in the proper exciple. An identification key to the known species of Toniniopsis is also provided.