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3 November 2021 Acarosporaceae of the Chihuahuan Desert: four Magnusson species saved from synonymy and a new yellow species
Kerry Knudsen, Jana Kocourková, Eva Hodková, Jiří Malíček, Yan Wang
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Eighteen described Acarosporaceae are reported from the Chihuahuan Desert in southern New Mexico. Ten species reported by Magnusson from northern New Mexico were collected in the Chihuahuan Desert. Four species described by Magnusson are revised and taken out of synonymy: Acarospora amabilis, A. applanata, A. carnegiei and A. tenebrica. The squamulose yellow species A. organensis, new for science, was determined as A. xanthophana by Magnusson, a species endemic to South America. Acarospora organensis differs in having a higher hymenium than the two common and similar squamulose species, A. socialis from coastal Mexico and California and A. radicata from the New Mexican, Mojave and Sonoran Deserts. Acarospora subcontigua is reported new for North America.

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Kerry Knudsen, Jana Kocourková, Eva Hodková, Jiří Malíček, and Yan Wang "Acarosporaceae of the Chihuahuan Desert: four Magnusson species saved from synonymy and a new yellow species," The Bryologist 124(4), 533-551, (3 November 2021). https://doi.org/10.1639/0007-2745-124.4.533
Received: 16 May 2021; Accepted: 29 July 2021; Published: 3 November 2021
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lichen diversity
lichenicolous lichens
Mexico
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