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Upretia, a new caloplacoid lichen genus (Teloschistaceae, Lichen-Forming Ascomycota) from India

  • Sergey Kondratyuk
  • Per-Erik Persson
  • Mats Hansson
  • Gaurav K. Mishra
  • Sanjeeva Nayaka
  • Dong Liu
  • Jae-Seoun Hur
  • Arne Thell
Publishing year: 2018
Language: English
Pages: 22-31
Publication/Series: Cryptogam Biodiversity and Assessment
Volume: 2018
Document type: Journal article

Abstract english

New genus Upretia S. Y. Kondr., A. Thell & J. S. Hur is characterized by partly pruinose, lobate to subsquamulose, olivaceous grey to brown thallus, small ascospores and narrowly bacilliform conidia. It belongs to the subfamily Caloplacoideae of the Teloschistaceae and includes the ‘Caloplaca’ amarkantakana clade. The new genus is closely related to Ioplaca Poelt according to phylogeny analysis based on ITS1/ITS2 nrDNA, 28S nrLSU and 12S mtSSU sequences.


  • Botany
  • Caloplacoideae
  • Loplaca
  • Molecular Phylogeny
  • New Genus


  • ISSN: 2456-0251
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