Maria OLECH1, 2 and Paweł CZARNOTA3

Two new Bacidia (Ramalinaceae, lichenized Ascomycota) from Antarctica


 Polish Polar Research 30 (4), 2009: 339-346

ABSTRACT: Formerly reported as maritime Antarctic Bacidia sp. A has been re-named here as B. chrysocolla Olech, Czarnota et Llop. Another new species, B. subcoprodes Olech et Czarnota, found in the continental and maritime Antarctic has also been described here. A placement of both taxa within Bacidia De Not. is probably tentative because they are not congeneric with the type of this genus, B. rosella (Pers.) De Not. Similarities to other Bacidia with Laurocerasi-brown hypothecium and mostly 3-septate ascospores are discussed.

Key words: Antarctica , lichenized fungi, lichens, Ascomycota, taxonomy, new species.

Address: (1) Instytut Botaniki, Uniwersytet Jagielloński, Kopernika 27, 31-501 Kraków, Poland olech@ib.uj.edu.pl; (2) Zakład Biologii Antarktyki, Polska Akademia Nauk, Ustrzycka 10/12, 02-141 Warszawa, Poland; (3) Katedra Agroekologii, Wydział Biologiczno-Rolniczy Uniwersytetu Rzeszowskiego, Ćwiklińskiej 2, 35-601 Rzeszów, Poland pawczarnota@poczta.onet.pl