Chrysothrix candelaris

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: 1423

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Chrysothrix candelaris


Chrysothrix candelaris   (L.) J.R. Laundon

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Materials examined. COLOMBIA • Magdalena, Santa Marta, locality of Minca, Cerro Kennedy , San Lorenzo zone; 11°06.14′N, 074°03.70′W; 2410 m a.s.l.; 31 Jul. 2015; K. Ramírez Roncallo leg.; KRR 28; CBUMAG:LIC:193. Identification. Thallus crustose, leprous, irregularly growing, composed of scattered and continuous granules, bright yellow, usually with orange or greenish shades; soralia present on the entire surface ( Laundon 1981) GoogleMaps   .

Ecology and distribution. Chrysothrix candelaris   was recorded in the departments of Antioquia, Boyacá, Cauca, Cundinamarca, Huila, and Tolima, in lowlands and moors, at between 110 and 3130 m a.s.l., on bark and leaves ( Sipman 1997; Sipman et al. 2000; BGBM 2016; Raz and Agudelo 2019; Bernal et al. 2020). In SNSM, this species was found on bark, in the Andean forest, at 2410 m a.s.l.