Research Paper

Pyrgillus mammosus (Pyrenulaceae, lichenized Ascomycota), a new species from Taiwan

Miyu Sugimoto, Yoshihito Ohmura

Published on: 02 May 2022

Page: 267 - 270

DOI: 10.6165/tai.2022.67.267

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2022 vol.67 no.2 pp.267-270


Pyrgillus mammosus, a new species from Xitou, Taiwan is described and illustrated. It is similar to P. tibellii and P. rufus but differs in its potassium hydroxide reaction of the thallus (K+ red) as a main distinguishing feature, additional chemical compounds detected by thin layer chromatography, and larger conical to hemispherical ascomata. Morphological and chemical differences among the closely similar taxa are discussed.

Keyword: Chemistry, eastern Asia, lichenized fungi, mazaedia, morphology, P. rufus, Pyrgillus tibellii, taxonomy, TLC