Dibaeis columbiana (Vain.) Kalb & Gierl

Ramírez-Roncallo, Kevin, Gómez-Ramírez, Hugo & Negritto, María A., 2020, New records of lichenized fungi in Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Colombia, Check List 16 (6), pp. 1421-1431: 1424-1425

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http://doi.org/ 10.15560/16.6.1421

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Dibaeis columbiana (Vain.) Kalb & Gierl


Dibaeis columbiana (Vain.) Kalb & Gierl  

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Materials examined. COLOMBIA • Magdalena: Santa Marta, locality of Minca, San Lorenzo zone; 11°06.71′N, 074°03.27′W; 2250 m a.s.l.; 14 Nov. 2015; K. Ramírez GoogleMaps  

Roncallo leg.; KRR 92; CBUMAG:LIC:257.

Identification. Thallus dimorphic, with crustose primary thallus, composed of compact granules, light gray to pale beige; podetia covered with smaller granules; apothecia single, balloon-shaped, pink to pale pink ( Gierl and Kalb 1993).

Ecology and distribution. Dibaeis columbiana   was recorded in the departments of Boyacá, Cundinamarca, Meta, Quindío, and Tolima, in the páramos between 3000 and 3950 m a.s.l. ( Sipman et al. 2000; Bernal et al. 2020). In the SNSM it was recorded in the Andean forest, at 2250 m a.s.l., expanding its altitudinal distribution range, on soil and rocks, in open and closed sites.