Lichens and lichenicolous fungi new for Israel and other countries

I. L. Navrotskaya, S. Y. Kondratyuk, S. P. Wasser, E. Nevo, S. D. Zelenko

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Thirteen lichen species (Arthopyrenia punctiformis, Bactrospora patellarioides, Caloplaca saxicola, C. ulcerosa, Lempholemma chalazanellum, Lichenothelia scopularia, Maronea constans, Micarea nitschkeana, Opegrapha rufescens, O. vulgata var. subsiderella, Physcia caesia, Schismatomma pericleum, and Thelenella modesta), one nonlichenized ascomycetes (Peridiothelia fuliguncta), and 5 species of lichenicolous fungi (Arthonia molendoi, Endococcus parietinarius, Guignardia Olivieri, Opegrapha physciaria, and Zwackhiomyces coepulonus) are recorded as new for Israel. Lichenochora wasseri S.Kondr. sp. nov. from Caloplaca species from Israel and Sweden is described. Lichenochora xanthoriae is reported for the first time from Austria for Europe as well as from Auckland Islands, New Zealand, for the Southern Hemisphere. Seven taxa mentioned (Caloplaca ulcerosa, Endococcus parietinarius, Guignardia olivieri, Micarea nitschkeana, Opegrapha physciaria, Peridiothelia fuliguncta, Zwackhiomyces coepulonus) are reported here for the first time for Asia as well. Guignardia Olivieri is first reported here from some European countries (Finland, Russia, Ireland, Germany, Portugal, Italy, Ukraine), and Zwackhiomyces coepulonus from North America and Africa as well. Synonyms, references to a modern description, ecological peculiarities, locations and dates of collection in Israel, general distribution, as well as taxonomical remarks regarding the foregoing lichens and lichenicolous fungi species are given.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)181-193
Number of pages13
JournalIsrael Journal of Plant Sciences
Issue number2-3
StatePublished - 1996

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
S. Kondratyuk would like to express his deep thanks to Dr. D.J. Galloway, to Dr. B.J. Coppins, and to Dr. I. Kiirnefelt for the marvellous opportunity to study lichenicolous fungi in BM, E (UK), and LD (Sweden), to Dr. B.J. Coppins for his kind help with determination of the generic position of some material mentioned, to Prof. R. Santesson for discussion of position of some taxa mentioned, to Mr. S. Ekman for helping with the determination of the specimen of Bactrospora, and to the Royal Society and to the Swedish Institute for financial support. E. Nevo and S.P. Wasser thank the Israel Ministry of Science and the Arts for grants Nos. 1426,6359. and 4147-1-93 and the Ministry of Absorption for financial support of this research. We also thank the Israel Discount Bank Chair of Evolutionary Biology, and the Ancell-Teicher Research Foundation for Genetics and Molecular Evolution established by Florence and Theodore Baumritter of New York, for continuous financial support of the research programs at the Institute of Evolution including this research.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Plant Science


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