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Data from: Lecanora caperatica (Lecanoraceae, lichenized ascomycetes) a new sorediate species widespread in eastern North America

Citation

Asher, Olivia A.; Lendemer, James C. (2019), Data from: Lecanora caperatica (Lecanoraceae, lichenized ascomycetes) a new sorediate species widespread in eastern North America, Dryad, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.rf02203

Abstract

Lecanora caperatica is described based on collections from throughout temperate eastern North America. It is a crustose sorediate species in the L. subfusca group which has pulcaris-type apothecia, and produces atranorin and caperatic acid often with accessory roccellic/angardianic acid. The species is chemically similar to the European L. mugosphagneti which differs in ecology, thallus morphology and in having albella-type apothecia. The generic placement of L. caperatica, and its affinity to the L. subfusca group, are confirmed by molecular phylogenetic analysis.

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Funding

National Science Foundation, Award: US NSF DOB 1542639

Location

eastern North America
eastern United States
North Carolina
Mid-Atlantic Coastal Plain
Delaware
North America
southern Appalachian Mountains