Two new Polycoccum (Dothideales, Dacampiaceae) species on lichens from Turkey

Halici M. G. , Atienza V., Hawksworth D. L.

MYCOTAXON, vol.101, pp.157-163, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 101
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Title of Journal : MYCOTAXON
  • Page Numbers: pp.157-163


Two new Polycoccum species are described from Turkey: R aksoyi on the areoles of Aspicilia cinerea, and R acarosporicola on Acarospora cervina. R aksoyi is characterized by ascomata with a very small ostiole with a pale brown lower part, smooth ascospores with a thin (0.5 mu m thick) colourless gelatinous sheath, and the host: a member of Aspicilia. R acarosporicola differs from all species of the genus in the host selected (Acarospora cervina) and from R cartilaginosum in the narrower and differently shaped ascospores. The single previous report of R cartilaginosum from Turkey is a misidentification for the species now named P. acarosporicola.