Contribution to the Knowledge of the Lichen Mycota of Myanmar (I) Twenty Species Newly Recorded from Southern Myanmar

Yoshihito Ohmura, Miyu Sugimoto, Mu Mu Aung, Nobuyuki Tanaka

Published on: 09 November 2020

Page: 548 - 558

DOI: 10.6165/tai.2020.65.548

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2020 vol.65 no.4 pp.548-558


Specimens of lichens collected from southern Myanmar including Tanintharyi and Yangon Regions were examined. As the result of taxonomic examinations, the following 20 species were identified: Astrothelium macrocarpum, Bulbothrix subscortea, Coccocarpia erythroxyli, C. palmicola, Cruentotrema thailandicum, Dirinaria aegialita, D. consimilis, Dyplolabia afzelii, Flakea papillata, Glyphis cicatricosa, Graphis cf. caesiella, G. desquamescens, G. supracola, Malmidea bakeri, Physcia undulata, Pyrenula mamillana, Pyxine dactyloschmidtii, Sarcographa labyrinthica, Trypethelium eluteriae, and Zwackhia prosodea. All of them, except the two species of Coccocarpia, are new records for Myanmar. The ITS rDNA sequences were successfully obtained from 17 samples for 14 species. The BLAST identities for Myanmar collections with the same species in GenBank range from 89 to 100%.

Keyword: BLAST, distribution, inventory, ITS rDNA, lichenized fungi, Southeast Asia, taxonomy