Plant Diversity ›› 2014, Vol. 36 ›› Issue (06): 781-787.DOI: 10.7677/ynzwyj201413154

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Contributions to the Lichen Flora of the Hengduan Mountains, China (6): Revisional Study of the Genus Canoparmelia (Lichenized Ascomycota, Parmeliacaea)

 LIU  Dong-1、2, WANG  Xin-Yu-2, LI  Jian-Wen-1、2, QIAN  Zi-Gang-1, WANG  Li-Song-2   

  1. 1 Yunnan University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Kunming 650500, China; 2 Key Laboratory of Biodiversity and Biogeography, Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming 650201, China
  • Received:2013-07-22 Online:2014-11-25 Published:2013-08-05
  • Supported by:

    The National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 31170023, Y3216111W1), Foundation of Key Laboratory, CAS (KLBB201210) and Flora Lichenum Sinicorum (KSCX2EWZ9)


A revision of Canoparmelia from the Hengduan Mountains (Yunnan, China) revealed the occurrence of Cecaperata, based on specimens previously identified as Parmotrema conformatum. Cecaperata is hereby reported as new to the flora of China. The study also led to the identification of Ctexana as a component of the flora of Yunnan. In order to make sure the systematic position of these species, a phylogenetic analysis of rDNA ITS sequence was also carried out in this paper, indicating that Cecaperata is closely related to Ctexana and Cconcrescens. Detailed information and discussion of these two new records are provided, together with a key to all the known taxa of Canoparmelia recorded from China. Following our revision, Parmotrema conformatum should be excluded from the flora of China.

Key words: Canoparmelia, New record, Geographic distribution, Molecular phylogeny

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