Peltigera hydrophila (Lecanoromycetes, Ascomycota), a new semi-aquatic cyanolichen species from Chile
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Department of Biology, Duke University, Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708, USA
Evolution and Conservation Biology, InBios Research Center, Institut de Botanique B22, Université de Liège, Chemin de la vallée 4, 4000 Liège, Belgium
Institute of Systematic Botany, New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, NY 10458-5126, USA
Departamento de Biología, Universidad Metropolitana de Ciencias de la Educación, Avda. José Pedro Alessandri 774, Ñuñoa, Santiago, Chile
Publication date: 2020-06-02
Plant and Fungal Systematics 2020; 65(1): 210–218
Peltigera hydrophila, a new species from Chile tentatively distinguished based on phylogenetic evidence but not yet named, is formally described here. Morphological differences (e.g., non-tomentose thallus) and habitat preferences (semi-aquatic) corroborate molecular and phylogenetic distinctiveness of this early diverging lineage in section Peltigera. Due to overlapping ecological ranges, P. hydrophila shares some morphological traits with aquatic species from the phylogenetically unrelated section Hydrothyriae.
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