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Published: 2022-09-14

A new saxicolous species, Rinodina jacutica (Physciaceae, lichenized Ascomycota) from the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), Russia

Federal Scientific Center of East Asian Terrestrial Biodiversity of the Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Vladivostok, Russia
Department of Biology, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada
Botanical Garden-Institute of the Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Vladivostok, Russia; The Polar-Alpine Botanical Garden-Institute of the Kola Science Centre of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Kirovsk, Russia; Komarov Botanical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, St Petersburg, Russia
biodiversity biogeography lichens new species North‑East Asia Siberia


This paper presents a new saxicolous species of Rinodina from the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), Russia. Rinodina jacutica is characterized by spores of the Dirinaria-type and type A development, a light-gray thallus with a slight yellowish tinge and spot tests K+ yellow and P+ yellow, atranorin present. The paper provides data on the morphology, anatomy, ecology, and collection site of R. jacutica.


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