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Bryological and Lichenological Section/ABLS

McMullin, Troy  [1], Steeves, Royce [1], Newmaster, Steven [1].

Bryoria is polyphyletic: two new Sulcaria species combinations inferred from morphology, molecules and metabolites.

In 1971, the lichen genus Sulcaria was described from Asia based on two species with long pseudocyphellae that become furrowed, often exposing the medulla. Two additional species were since added to the genus from the west coast of North America, which also have long and furrowed pseudocyphellae. When the very similar genus Bryoria was described in 1977 it contained two species that had long pseudocyphellae, but they were not particularly furrowed, Bryoria pseudocapillaris and B. spiralifera. The generic placement of these two uncommon species was not certain. We provide evidence from morphology, chemical metabolites, and phylogenetic support from three nuclear loci that these two species most recently diverged from Sulcaria instead of Bryoria, necessitating a re-combination.

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1 - University of Guelph, Integrative Biology, 50 Stone Road East, Guelph, ON , N1G 2W1, Canada

Sulcaria pseudocapillaris
Sulcaria spiralifera

Presentation Type: Oral Paper:Papers for Sections
Session: 29
Location: River Fork/Grove
Date: Tuesday, July 29th, 2014
Time: 4:00 PM
Number: 29010
Abstract ID:722
Candidate for Awards:None

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