A new Placopyrenium (Verrucariaceae) from Turkey

Aptroot A., YAZICI K.

LICHENOLOGIST, vol.44, no.6, pp.739-741, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 44 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1017/s0024282912000382
  • Journal Name: LICHENOLOGIST
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.739-741
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The new species Placopyrenium bullatum is described from limestone in Turkey. It is characterized by the immersed ascomata, the areolate and bullate thallus, the often blackened exciple and the 1-septate ascospores. It resembles P. iranicum, but differs by the 1-septate ascospores, the dark exciple and the black mottled medulla.