Collema coniophilum

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Taxonavigation: Collematineae 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Fungi
Subregnum: Dikarya
Divisio: Ascomycota
Subdivisio: Pezizomycotina
Classis: Lecanoromycetes
Subclassis: Lecanoromycetidae
Ordo: Peltigerales
Subordo: Collematineae

Familia: Collemataceae
Genus: Collema
Species: Collema coniophilum


Collema coniophilum Goward, Bryologist 112(1): 125 (2009)

MycoBank Accession Number: MB 511752

Type locality: CANADA. British Columbia: Fraser River Drainage, Bowron Lake Road, km 20, ca. 53o59'30"N, 121o48'30"W, on Picea, 680 m, 29 Aug 2006, Goward 06-666 (holotype UBC, isotypes BM, CANL, H).

Etymology: From Greek konis, dust and philos, lover, in reference to this species' characteristic preference for trees impregnated with calcareous dust.

Ecology and distribution: Collema coniophilum is currently known only from British Columbia. It has been found on branches of Abies lasiocarpa, Picea glauca, Populus trichocarpa, Thuja plicata and Tsuga heterophylla in areas with road dust.


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