Revision of the lichen genus Myelochroa (Ascomycotina: Parmeliaceae) in Korea

  • Moon, Kwang Hee (National Institute of Biological Resources, Environmental Research Complex) ;
  • Ahn, Chorong (National Institute of Biological Resources, Environmental Research Complex) ;
  • Kashiwadani, Hiroyuki (Department of Botany, National Museum Nature and Science)
  • Received : 2014.12.15
  • Accepted : 2015.02.25
  • Published : 2015.02.28


Korean species of the genus Myelochroa are revised taxonomically and the following eight species are recognized: M. aurulenta (Tuck.) Elix & Hale, M. entotheiochroa (Hue) Elix & Hale, M. galbina (Ach.) Elix & Hale, M. hayachinensis (Kurok.) Elix & Hale, M. irrugans (Nyl.) Elix & Hale, M. leucotyliza (Nyl.) Elix & Hale, M. metarevoluta (Asahina) Elix & Hale and M. perisidians (Nyl.) Elix & Hale. Myelochroa ibukiensis K.H. Moon et al. is reduced to a synonym for M. aurulenta. Myelochroa denegans (Nyl.) Elix & Hale, M. indica (Hale) Elix & Hale and M. xantholepis (Mont. & Bosch) Elix & Hale are excluded from the lichen of Korea. In addition, a key for the species of the Korean Myelochroa is provided.


Supported by : National Institute of Biological Resources (NIBR)


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