Research Paper

Myriospora himalayensis (Acarosporaceae, lichenized fungi), a new species from Western Himalayan region of India

Gaurav K. Mishra, Sanjeeva Nayaka, Dalip K. Upreti

Published on: 03 March 2021

Page: 89 - 92

DOI: 10.6165/tai.2021.66.89

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2021 vol.66 no.1 pp.89-92


Myriospora himalayensis is described as a new to science. The new species is characterized by having pruinose apothecia with small (1.5–2.5 × 1–1.2 µm), hyaline, ellipsoid ascospores and areolate-effigurate to squamulose-lobate thalli with grey to brownish upper surface. The new species is so far known only from the Western Himalayan region of India. A key to all known species of Myriospora from the world is provided.

Keyword: Acarospora, Ascomycota, biodiversity, key, lichenized fungi, Myriospora myochroa, taxonomy