Coenogonium linkii Ehrenb.

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: 1423-1424

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Coenogonium linkii Ehrenb.


Coenogonium linkii Ehrenb.  

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Materials examined. COLOMBIA • Magdalena, Santa Marta, locality of Minca, Cerro Kennedy , San Lorenzo zone; 11°06.26′N, 074°03.53′W; 2500 m a.s.l.; 17 Aug. 2016; K. Ramírez Roncallo leg.; KRR 187; CBUMAG:LIC:359 GoogleMaps   Santa Marta, locality of Minca, La Tagua village ; 11°05.75′N, 074°04.42′W; 1830 m a.s.l.; 17 Aug. 2016; K. Ramírez Roncallo leg.; KRR 190; CBUMAG:LIC:362 GoogleMaps   Santa Marta, locality of Minca, Bella Vista village , Villa Kelly coffee farm; 11°05.67′N, 074°04.87′W; 1550 m a.s.l.; 28 Jun. 2017, K. Ramírez Roncallo leg.; KRR 237; CBUMAG:LIC:409 GoogleMaps   .

Identification. Thallus filamentous, forming a shelf-like structure, projecting more or less perpendicular to the

substrate; filaments compact; surface bright green, ecor- ticated. Apothecia yellow-orange and ascospores irregularly uniseriate ( Rivas-Plata et al. 2006).

Ecology and distribution. Coenogonium linkii   was recorded in the departments of Antioquia, Cauca, Cesar, Córdoba, Cundinamarca, La Guajira, Meta, Nariño, Santander, and Valle del Cauca, in lowlands in premontane and humid forest at between 35 and 2500 m a.s.l. on bark and leaves ( Soto Medina and Bolaños 2010; Rincón-Espitia et al. 2012; BGBM 2016; Raz and Agudelo 2019; Bernal et al. 2020). In SNSM it was found on bark and leaves in secondary forests and coffee crops of the sub-Andean forest, from 1550 to 2500 m a.s.l.