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Nimisia fuegiae, a new lichen genus and species from Argentina (Parmeliaceae).

  • Ingvar Kärnefelt
  • Arne Thell
Publishing year: 1993
Language: English
Pages: 369-377
Publication/Series: Lichenologist
Volume: 25
Issue: 4
Document type: Journal article
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Abstract english

Nimisia fuegiae Kärnef. & Thell gen. et sp. nov. is described from Argentinian Tierra del Fuego. The new lichen differs from possibly related groups within the Parmeliaceae in unique anatomical characters, i.e. a medullary layer composed of extremely thick and strongly gelatinized periclinally arranged hyphae and a lower cortex composed of only a few layers of strongly pigmented, rather large cells. Ascus characters support its position in the Parmeliaceae. The new genus, which is named in the honour of its first discoverer, is discussed in relation to several other well-investigated members of the family.


  • Botany


  • ISSN: 0024-2829
Ingvar Kärnefelt
E-mail: ingvar [dot] karnefelt [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se

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