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28 July 2016 A new corticolous Megaspora (Megasporaceae) species from Armenia
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The corticolous species Megaspora cretacea is described as new for science. The species is characterized by a thick, cretaceous thallus and a pale bluish, rather coarse soredia covering most of the thallus. It grows on Juniperus bark in open arid woodlands in Armenia. A key to the three species included in the genus Megaspora is presented. Phylogenetic analysis based on nrITS sequences revealed that M. cretacea clustered within the Megaspora clade as sister species to M. rimisorediata with high support.

Version of record first published online on 28 July 2016 ahead of inclusion in August 2016 issue.

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Zakieh Zakeri, Arsen Gasparyan, and André Aptroot "A new corticolous Megaspora (Megasporaceae) species from Armenia," Willdenowia 46(2), (28 July 2016). https://doi.org/10.3372/wi.46.46205
Received: 29 March 2016; Accepted: 1 May 2016; Published: 28 July 2016
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