Data from: Extensive yellow crusts below limestone overhangs: a new taxon close to a minute epiphytic lichen

Jan Vondrak, Mahroo Haji Moniri, Jiri Malicek & Jiri Kosnar
A conspicuous yellow crust forming extensive covers on some dry and shaded limestone rocks in Europe is described here as Caloplaca substerilis subsp. orbicularis M. Haji Moniri, Vondrák & Malíček subsp. nov. Based on nuITS rDNA, 28S nuLSU rDNA and mtSSU rDNA sequence data, the new taxon is closely related to Caloplaca sterilis and C. ulcerosa. The three taxa form a supported clade in the subfamily Xanthorioideae (Teloschistaceae), but none of the recent genera are...

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