2 Folia Cryptog. Estonica
Hue. Thelichenicolous fungus is hereby selected as thelectotype, and the new combination becomesnecessary.Dodge (l.c.) gave the ascospores as 15–18
6 µm, but I measured 17–18.5
8–10 µm forthe ripe spores; they are smooth-walled withrounded ends and slightly constricted at thesepta. Three to four spores were seen in eachascus. The species is only known from theholotype.Area, K. P. Rennell com. E. Schofield AA-135,parasymbiotic on the thallus of
Darb. (FH!).Although called parasymbiotic, Dodge describeda thallus 15 µm thick consisting of periclinalhyphae surrounding the perithecia withoutmentioning a symbiont, the perithecia being 300µm in diam. and immersed in the host thallus.Study of the holotype showed that theparasitic fungus was identical with
(Sommerf. ex Fr.) D. Hawksw., and
Dodge thereby becomes asynonym of
. The host species givenas
Rhizoplaca melano- phthalma
(DC) Leuckert & Poelt.
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, holotype, as-cospores. Scale = 10 µm.
DodgeNova Hedwigia 15: 300, 1968. Holotype: (Hub?)Nunatak (68
47’W?) on coarse whitegranite pebbles, Carl Eklund B-6-A, US Antarc-tic Service Expedition 56 (FH!). The genus
astype species, was described as being lichenized with
algae. However, study of the typespecies showed that it was a lichenicolous fun-gus,
(Körber) D. Hawksw.,parasitic on an unknown lichenized thallus. Thelichenicolous fungus is here selected as the lec-totype, rendering
Dodge a synonym of
Hepp ex Müll. Arg., and
a synonym of
DodgeNova Hedwigia 15: 301, 1968. Holotype: VictoriaLand, southeast of Lake Penny, Walcott Glacier