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20 October 2016 Megalaria allenae (Ramalinaceae), a new sorediate species from southeastern North America previously confused with M. pulverea
R. Troy McMullin, James C. Lendemer
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Abstract

Megalaria allenae, a blue-gray to green-blue sterile sorediate crustose lichen containing atranorin, fumarprotocetraric acid and zeorin, is described as new to science. It is corticolous on deciduous trees and endemic to swamp forests of the Atlantic Coastal Plain of southeastern North America. As sexual reproductive structures are unknown in the species, the generic placement and relationship with M. pulverea were determined using molecular phylogenetic analyses of ITS and mtSSU sequence data.

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R. Troy McMullin and James C. Lendemer "Megalaria allenae (Ramalinaceae), a new sorediate species from southeastern North America previously confused with M. pulverea," The Bryologist 119(3), 290-297, (20 October 2016). https://doi.org/10.1639/0007-2745-119.3.290
Received: 21 August 2016; Accepted: 1 September 2016; Published: 20 October 2016
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