Lobaria macaronesica C. Cornejo & Scheid.

Bryologist 113, 3: 590-604 (2010).

 

 

Protologue: Thallus foliaceus, ad 15 cm latus, apicibus subtruncatis, axillis rotundatis; dorsum thalli pallidi glaubescens, reticulati-costatum scrobiculatumque; sorediis destitutum, costis et marginibus dense isidiosis isidiis ad 3 mm longis, cylindricis, singularis vel leviter aggregatis; venter thalli brunneus aut albidus, canalibus inter bullas nudas, tomentosis. Apothecia marginalia aut supra laminam; sporae hyalinae, demum 3-septatae, fusiformes, ca. 20 x 8 µm.

Protologue type data: Type: Portugal. Madeira: Fanal, S of Ribeira da Janela, 32.80675°N, 17.14085°W, 1225 m, 26 Sep 2007, Werth & Scheidegger (G holotype; isotype at WSL Scheidegger 13099).

Type locality: Portugal, Madeira Islands, Madeira, Fanal, S of Ribeira da Janela, 1225 m, 26 September 2007, S. Werth & Scheidegger (G - holotype; WSL - isotype).

Type locality coordinates: 32.80675°N, 17.14085°W.

ITS barcode: Available (Cornejo & Scheidegger 2010).

Description: Lichen. Thallus foliose. Data lacking.

Photobiont: Data lacking.

Chemistry: No lichen substances.

Ecology: Epipyte on trees or shrubs of laurisilva forests, e.g., Laurus azorica, Persea indica, Pittosporum coriaceum, Vaccinium cylindricum, Myrica faya, Ilex canariensis and Erica arborea. In Macaronesica, it seams to be almost confined to the subtropical montane cloud forests at 300-1500 m (Cornejo & Scheidegger 2010: 599).

Distribution Type: North-western Macaronesian islands of the Azores, Canary Islands and Madeira. One locality in continental Portugal.

Taxonomy: Data lacking.

Note:

Distribution Database: Distributions

Distribution Database: Discover Life

Picture Database: Tropical Lichens

Molecular Database: Genbank

Synonym Database: Index Fungorum

Synonym Database: Mycobank