A new species of Placopsis (Agyriaceae: Ascomycota) from Antarctica

Galloway, David J.; Lewis-Smith, Ronald I.; Quilhot, Wanda. 2005 A new species of Placopsis (Agyriaceae: Ascomycota) from Antarctica. Lichenologist, 37 (4). 321-327.

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Placopsis antarctica, which is apparently endemic to antarctic regions south of lat. 60°S (South Orkney Is, South Shetland Is and the Antarctic Peninsula), is described. Details of its morphology, anatomy, chemistry, ecology and distribution are given. Placopsis bicolor is newly reported from South Georgia. A revised key to species of Placopsis occurring in South Georgia and Antarctica is given.

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Programmes: BAS Programmes > Antarctic Science in the Global Context (2000-2005) > Life at the Edge - Stresses and Thresholds
ISSN: 0024-2829
Additional Keywords: Lichens
NORA Subject Terms: Botany
Date made live: 24 Dec 2007 11:44 +0 (UTC)

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