Malmidea badimioides (Cáceres & Lücking) Cáceres & Kalb

Kalb, Klaus, Buaruang, Kawinnat, Mongkolsuk, Pachara & Boonpragob, Kansri, 2012, New or otherwise interesting Lichens. VI, including a lichenicolous fungus, Phytotaxa 42, pp. 35-47 : 41

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Malmidea badimioides (Cáceres & Lücking) Cáceres & Kalb


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This species was recently described from the Mata Atlântica of northeastern Brazil ( Cáceres 2007). It is readily recognized by apothecia with a granifera - type exciple and the orange-brown to brown-red colour of the discs. Althoug the hypothecium in the specimen below is more intensely coloured than in the type, cochromatography of both in solvents A, B’ and C revealed an identical array of at least 6 unknown substances, but no atranorin could be detected by TLC (Elix & Ernst-Russell 1993). Malmidea badimioides is a new addition to the Mexican lichen biota and is reported from the Northern Hemisphere for the first time.

Specimen examined:— MEXICO. Chiapas: Near Palenque, in a very dark and humid pristine rainforest near the Maya ruins, 150 m, 17°29’ N, 92°3’ W, 22 January 1979, K. Kalb & G. Plöbst (hb. Kalb 38239) GoogleMaps .

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