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Data from: Taxonomic delimitation of the rare, eastern North American endemic lichen Santessoniella crossophylla (Pannariaceae)

Citation

Lendemer, James C.; Stone, Heather B.; Tripp, Erin A. (2018), Data from: Taxonomic delimitation of the rare, eastern North American endemic lichen Santessoniella crossophylla (Pannariaceae), Dryad, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.6244k

Abstract

The taxonomic delimitation and generic placement of Santessoniella crossophylla (Old Gray Crosslobes), a cyanolichen endemic to eastern North America, are revisited based on newly generated nrITS and mtSSU sequences. A population from Nova Scotia whose identification as S. crossophylla has been questioned is confirmed as belonging to the species. The monospecific genus Rockefellera is introduced to accommodate lichens ascribable to S. crossophylla in light of molecular results herein presented. The new name honors the Rockefeller family for their century-long support of North American conservation efforts, particularly with respect to national parks.

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Funding

National Science Foundation, Award: DEB-1542639

Location

Canada
Ozark Highlands
United States
Appalachian Mountains
North America