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Gonatophragmium lichenophilum sp. nov. – a new lichenicolous hyphomycete from Austria

Franz Berger, Uwe Braun & Bettina Heuchert
MYCOBIOTA 5: 7–13 (2015)
doi: https://doi.org/10.12664/mycobiota.2015.05.02
Published online: 12 June 2015
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The new lichenicolous hyphomycete species Gonatophragmium lichenophilum, found on Xanthoria parietina in Austria, is described, illustrated, discussed and compared with other species of Gonatophragmium. A key is given to all recognised species of this genus.

Ascomycota,asexual morph,Austria,Gonatophragmium,lichen-inhabiting,lichenicolous fungi,taxonomic novelty

A first list of lichenicolous fungi from India

Mikhail P. Zhurbenko
MYCOBIOTA 3: 19–34 (2013)
doi: https://doi.org/10.12664/mycobiota.2013.03.03
Published online: 09 November 2013
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Thirty six species of lichenicolous fungi are reported from India, all but one being new to the country. Endococcus incrassatus and Monodictys epilepraria are new to Asia. Endocarpon and Melanelixia are new host genera for Endococcus incrassatus and Lichenoconium xanthoriae respectively. Cladosporium licheniphilum is for the first time reported on Xanthoria candelaria, as is Corticifraga peltigerae on Peltigera elisabethae and P. ponojensis, and Nectriopsis lecanodes on Peltigera elisabethae and P. scabrosa. Two possibly undescribed species of lichenicolous fungi, viz. Cercidospora sp. on Lecanora sp. and Lichenostigma subgen. Lichenogramma sp. on Seirophora contortuplicata, are briefly described and discussed. Host lichens Peltigera ponojensis, P. scabrosa and Seirophora contortuplicata are new to India.

Asia,biogeography,India,lichen-inhabiting fungi,lichens,taxonomy

Notes on epilithic, epigeic and muscicolous lichens and lichenicolous fungi from rock outcrops in the mountains of northern Greece

Steen N. Christensen & Vagn Alstrup
MYCOBIOTA 1: 25–50 (2013)
doi: https://doi.org/10.12664/mycobiota.2013.01.04
Published online: 11 January 2013
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Of the 154 taxa reported, 28 species are new to Greece, 9 new to the Greek mainland and 39 new to one or more provinces. Many of these records represent substantial range extensions of species with Central European or arctic-boreal distribution. The distribution data are briefly discussed and notes are given on the species composition of different substrates.

biodiversity,granite,Greece,limestone,Mediterranean-montane lichens,serpentine

Biazrovia, a new genus of lichenicolous ascomycetes from Asia

Mikhail P. Zhurbenko & Javier Etayo
MYCOBIOTA 1: 51–56 (2013)
doi: https://doi.org/10.12664/mycobiota.2013.01.05
Published online: 11 January 2013
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The genus Biazrovia is described from Siberia for the single new species B. stereocaulicolagrowing on Stereocaulon species. It is characterized by a lichenicolous habit; finally urceolate orange-brown apothecia; a cupulate non-hairy exciple; a hyaline, I−, K/I− hymenium; filiform, apically swollen paraphyses; 8-spored, I−, K/I− asci with an apically thickened wall without a distinct ocular chamber; and hyaline, trans-septate, smooth-walled, non-halonate ascospores. The new genus is provisionally included in the Ostropales.

lichen-inhabiting fungi,Ostropales,Russia,Stereocaulon
Rhizocarpon saurinum new to Asia, and other reports of Rhizocarpon species from Razavi Khorasan Province, Iran
Mahroo H. Moniri, Saleh Kamyabi & Alan M. Fryday
Mycologia Balcanica 6: 89–92 (2009)
doi: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.2549930
Published online: 30 December 2009
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Six species and one subspecies of Rhizocarpon are reported from the Razavi Khorasan province of north east Iran. Rizocarpon saurinum is new to Asia, being previously reported only from western U.S.A. (Colorado and Utah), and Rhizocarpon macrosporum and R. geographicum subsp. tinei are new to Iran. The lichenicolous fungus Endococcus macrosporus is also reported for the first time from Iran.

Iran, lichenized fungi, new records, Rhizocarpon
The lichen-forming and lichenicolous fungi of the Donetsk Upland (Ukraine)
Olga Nadyeina
Mycologia Balcanica 6: 37–53 (2009)
doi: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.2548834
Published online: 28 August 2009
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A lichen survey of the Donetsk Upland (SE Ukraine) was conducted based on data collected between 2005 and 2007 and a detailed review of the literature. A total of 233 species (221 lichens and 12 lichenicolous fungi) were recorded. Five species are recorded for the first time for Ukraine: Caloplaca raesaeneni, Cladonia magyarica, C. peziziformis, Endococcus rugulosus and Rinodina cf. guzzinii. A large number of species are new records for particular biogeographic regions, including 22 species new for the plain part of Ukraine, 15 for the steppe zone of Ukraine and 145 for the Donetsk Upland. Several of the species listed here were only recently first reported for Ukraine. Some misunderstood or questionable literature records from the Donestk Upland, such as Caloplaca teicholyta, Diploschistes scruposus, Lecanora frustulosa, Rinodina exigua and Thrombium cretaceum, are discussed.

biodiversity, lichen biota, lichenicolous fungi, steppe zone, Donetsk Upland
New and interesting lichenized and lichenicolous fungi from Tara National Park, Western Serbia
Leif Tibell & Sanja Savić
Mycologia Balcanica 5: 5–12 (2008)
doi: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.2548432
Published online: 30 May 2008
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Twenty-eight lichen species and five species of lichenicolous fungi are reported new to Serbia. Moreover 68 species that previously only rarely have been reported from Serbia are listed. The genera Cliostomum, Endococcus, Mycoblastus, Mycocalicium, Ropalospora, and Schismatomma are reported from Serbia for the first time. Tara National Park harbours several macrolichens that, although having been recorded previously but usually only long ago, most likely are rare and threatened in Serbia today, e.g. Collema auriforme, Evernia divaricata, Menegazzia terebrata, and Nephroma parile. Accompanying these are numerous crustose lichens with similar habitat preferences, some of them forming rich communities of calicioid lichens. Several species new to Serbia were also found on calcareous rock outcrops.

Balkan Peninsula, biodiversity, fungal diversity, lichenized fungi, Serbia, Tara National Park
Lichenicolous fungi from Russia, mainly from its Arctic. II
Mikhail P. Zhurbenko
Mycologia Balcanica 5: 13–22 (2008)
doi: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.2548440
Published online: 30 May 2008
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67 species in 44 genera of lichenicolous fungi and lichens are reported from Russia, of which 44 species are from its Arctic. The new combination Sphaerellothecium icmadophilae (R. Sant.) Zhurb. is introduced. Cercidospora verrucosaria, Lettauia cladoniicola, Sphaerellothecium icmadophilae, and Stigmidium collematis are new to the Arctic. Lichenochora constrictella, Lichenopeltella cladoniarum, Marchandiomyces corallinus, Sphaerellothecium icmadophilae, Stigmidium collematis, S. leucophlebiae, and Thamnogalla crombiei are new to Russia and Asia. Another five species are new to the Russian Arctic, four species new to Siberia and 18 species new to various Russian provinces. Five lichen genera and nine lichen species are new hosts to various species of lichenicolous fungi.

Arctic, lichenicolous mycota,, new combination, new distribution records, new lichen hosts, Russia, Sphaerellothecium
Lichenized and lichenicolous fungi of Yaylacık (Bolu) and Yenice (Karabük) Research Forests in Turkey
Mehmet Gökhan Halici & Demet Cansaran-Duman
Mycologia Balcanica 4: 97–103 (2007)
doi: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.2548231
Published online: 27 November 2007
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One hundred fifty two taxa belonging to 64 genera are reported from Yaylacık and Yenice Research Forests (Bolu, Karabük, Turkey). Fifty five of 100 taxa are new to the province of Bolu and 107 of 108 taxa are new for the province of Karabük. Buellia schaereri, Caloplaca cretensis, Lichenoconium pyxidatae, and Toninia pennina, are all new records for Turkey. Comments on habitat and substrata are provided for some interesting taxa.

Ascomycota, Black Sea Region, lichens, Turkey
The lichenicolous fungi of Russia: geographical overview and a first checklist
Mikhail P. Zhurbenko
Mycologia Balcanica 4: 105–124 (2007)
doi: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.2548233
Published online: 27 November 2007
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A first checklist of the lichenicolous fungi of Russia is presented, based on all pertinent publications (134 sources) and some unpublished herbarium specimens. The list enumerates 276 species in 97 genera from 285 lichen host species in 102 genera. The knowledge of lichenicolous fungi in various regions of Russia is outlined.

Ascomycota, Basidiomycota, bibliography, fungal diversity, lichen parasites
Llimoniella caloplacae sp. nova (Leothiales), a new lichenicolous fungus on Caloplaca borysthenica sp. nova (Lecanorales, Ascomycota)
Sergey Kondratyuk, Alexander Khodosovtsev & Ingvar Kärnefelt
Mycologia Balcanica 3: 95–98 (2006)
doi: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.2547540
Published online: 28 December 2006
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Llimoniella caloplacae S. Kondr. & Khodosovtsev sp. nova growing on Caloplaca borysthenica Khodosovtsev & S. Kondr. sp. nova from naked loess and mosses in the Festuco-Limonetea plant communities of the southern part of Ukraine are described, illustrated, and compared with allied taxa.

Caloplaca, lichenicolous fungi, Llimoniella, taxonomy, Ukraine
New and interesting lichenized and lichenicolous fungi from Serbia
Sanja Savić, Leif Tibell & Mikhail Andreev
Mycologia Balcanica 3: 99–106 (2006)
doi: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.2547547
Published online: 28 December 2006
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A list of lichens from Serbia is presented, comprising species new to Serbia or have been recorded once or a few times only; a few lichenicolous fungi are also included. The list is based on investigations of material in the lichen collection of the Belgrade Natural History Museum, together with that collected by the authors. In all, 54 species of lichens and eight lichenicolous fungi are reported from Serbia for the first time. The lichen genera Brodoa, Cornicularia, Hypocenomyce, Pycnora, Pyrenocollema, Rhizoplaca, Schaereria, and Solenopsora, and the lichenicolous genera Abrothallus, Carbonea, Cercidospora, Lichenodiplis, Muellerella, Scutula, and Vouauxiella are new to Serbia. Additional localities are given for 97 lichen species, for which only a few localities have been published.

biodiversity, fungal diversity, lichenicolous fungi, lichenized fungi, Serbia
Contribution to the lichenized and lichenicolous fungi in Bulgaria. I
Jan Vondrák
Mycologia Balcanica 3: 7–11 (2006)
doi: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.2547294
Published online: 26 April 2006
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Records of 46 lichen species and 5 species of lichenicolous fungi in Bulgaria are presented, of which 13, Agonimia tristicula, Candelariella lutella, C. plumbea, Intralichen christiansenii, Lichenostigma elongata, Lichinella nigritella, Marchandiomyces corallinus, Muellerella pygmaea var. athallina, Rinodina pityrea, Sarcopyrenia gibba var. geisleri, Scoliciosporum sarothamni, Staurothele ambrosiana, and Xanthoria nowakii are new to Bulgaria and several others are new to the Rhodopes and Black Sea coast.

Black Sea coast, Bulgaria, lichens, lichenicolous fungi, the Rhodopes
Catalogue of the lichenized and lichenicolous fungi in Bulgaria
Helmut Mayrhofer, Cvetomir M. Denchev, Dimitar Y. Stoykov & Siyka O. Nikolova
Mycologia Balcanica 2: 3–61 (2005)
doi: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.2546852
Published online: 28 February 2005
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The catalogue of lichenized and lichenicolous fungi of Bulgaria is based mainly on a comprehensive compilation of published data. The lichen mycota as currently known includes 910 taxa (893 species with 6 subspecies, 10 varieties, and 1 forma) of lichenized fungi, 9 species of lichenicolous fungi, and 14 non-lichenized fungi traditionally included in lichenological literature. An index of synonyms based on literature records from Bulgaria is appended. It includes 1625 infrageneric epithets. Eighteen species are reported for Bulgaria for the first time: Adelolecia kolaensis, Anaptychia runcinata, Arthonia calcicola, Bacidina chloroticula, Chaenotheca subroscida, Cladonia klementii, Lecanora saligna, Lecidea swartzioidea, Lepraria rigidula, Lopadium pezizoideum, Nephroma bellum, Opegrapha subelevata, Phaeophyscia endophoenicea, Phlyctis argena, Placopyrenium tatrense, Rinodina mniaraea, R. obnascens, and Tuckermanopsis chlorophylla.

biodiversity, Bulgaria, fungal diversity, lichenicolous fungi, lichenized fungi