Tapellaria isidiata

Tapellaria isidiata is a species of corticolous lichen in the family Lecanoraceae. Found in Cameroon, it was described as a new species in 2021 by lichenologists Klaus Kalb and André Aptroot. The type was collected from Campo (South Province), where it was found growing on tree bark on a beach. The lichen has a glossy, mineral-grey thallus with whitish patches, and is bordered by a black hypothallus measuring 0.2–0.6 mm wide. The specific epithetisidiata refers to the presence of isidia, a characteristic of this species: it is the first in genus Tapellaria to have vegetative propagules. The lichen is unreactive to standard chemical spot tests.[1]

Species of lichen

Tapellaria isidiata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Ascomycota
Class: Lecanoromycetes
Order: Lecanorales
Family: Pilocarpaceae
Genus: Tapellaria
Species:
T. isidiata
Binomial name
Tapellaria isidiata

Kalb & Aptroot (2021)

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  1. Kalb, Klaus; Aptroot, André (2021). “New lichens from Africa”(PDF). Archive for Lichenology. 28: 1–12.

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