Gheza, G., Ottonello, M., Nascimbene, J. & Mayrhofer, H. 2020. The genus Cladonia in western Liguria (Northern Italy). – Herzogia 33: 57– 67.
The genus Cladonia (Cladoniaceae, Lecanorales, lichenized Ascomycota) has been surveyed in 44 sites in the province of Imperia in western Liguria. Of 36 taxa recorded, Cladonia dimorpha and C. pseudopityrea are new to northern Italy, and C. cryptochlorophaea, C. pleurota, C. polydactyla and C. rei are new to Liguria; interesting are also records provided for C. arbuscula, C. incrassata and C. mediterranea. The most widespread species are C. chlorophaea, C. pyxidata, C. ramulosa and C. rangiformis. Data on ecology and chemistry of the species are given.