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A new species in the lichen genus Vahliella from the Canary Islands, including a key to Vahliellaceae, Pannariaceae, and Coccocarpiaceae in Macaronesia

Israel Pérez-Vargas Pérez-Vargas, Consuelo Hernández-Padrón, P. L. Pérez de Paz, P. P. G. van den Boom, P. M. Jørgensen

Abstract


Vahliella isidioidea, found on consolidated soil in the laurel forest from the Canary Islands is described as new to science. A description of the species is given together with notes on its chemistry, distribution, ecology and taxonomy. Possible related lichen taxa are discussed briefly and a key to the Macaronesian species of Vahliella and morphologically related species is also provided.


Keywords


Canary Islands, biodiversity, taxonomy, Vahliellaceae

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