Plant Systematics and Evolution

, Volume 147, Issue 3–4, pp 299–322

Über die weite Verbreitung lichenisierter Sippen vonDictyochloropsis und die systematische Stellung vonMyrmecia reticulata (Chlorophyta)

  • Elisabeth Tschermak-Woess

DOI: 10.1007/BF00989391

Cite this article as:
Tschermak-Woess, E. Pl Syst Evol (1984) 147: 299. doi:10.1007/BF00989391

On the large distribution of lichenized taxa ofDictyochloropsis and the taxonomic position ofMyrmecia reticulata (Chlorophyta)


Catinaria grossa is lichenized withDictyochloropsis splendida var.gelatinosa, var. nova. When cultured isolated from the fungus the cells of this variety are covered individually by thick gelatinous envelopes. The phycobionts ofMegalospora gompholoma subsp.gompholoma andM. atrorubicans subsp.australis belong to a new variety ofD. symbiontica, i.e. var.pauciautosporica, which preferentially reproduces by zoo- and aplanospores. The phycobiont ofPseudocyphellaria aurata does not belong toMyrmecia reticulata as formerly thought, but toDictyochloropsis symbiontica. Specimens from one locality in Tenerife and from New Zealand are lichenized with a strain ofD. symbiontica var.symbiontica, those from another locality in Tenerife with a strain ofD. symbiontica var.pauciautosporica. These strains differ in certain characters from other lichenized strains of these varieties.

Key words

Lichens Ascomycetes Lecanactidaceae Catinaria Megalosporaceae Megalospora Stictaceae Pseudocyphellaria Chlorophyceae Chlorococcales Dictyochloropsis Characters of phycobionts infraspecific taxa key different strains of phycobiont in different provenances ofPseudocyphellaria aurata Lichen flora of Tenerife and of New Zealand 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Elisabeth Tschermak-Woess
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für BotanikUniversität WienWienÖsterreich

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