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6 June 2012 Reappraisal of the genera of Megalosporaceae (Teloschistales, Ascomycota)
G. Kantvilas, H. T. Lumbsch
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Abstract

The status of the genera of the lichen-forming fungal family Megalosporaceae is re-examined. DNA-sequence data utilising three loci and anatomical observations pertaining to the hymenium, asci and ascospores support Megaloblastenia as a distinct genus. Austroblastenia is not supported by molecular, morphological or anatomical data, which suggest that it should be subsumed within Megalospora. Consequently, the new combinations, Megalospora pauciseptata (Shirley) Kantvilas & Lumbsch and M. pupa (Sipman) Kantvilas & Lumbsch, are proposed.

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G. Kantvilas and H. T. Lumbsch "Reappraisal of the genera of Megalosporaceae (Teloschistales, Ascomycota)," Australian Systematic Botany 25(3), 210-216, (6 June 2012). https://doi.org/10.1071/SB11040
Received: 22 November 2011; Accepted: 1 March 2012; Published: 6 June 2012
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