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Contribution to the lichen flora of North East Greenland. V. Zackenberg and Clavering Ø area

Eric Steen Hansen
  • Natural History Museum of Denmark, University of Copenhagen, Herbarium, Botanical Garden, Øster Farimagsgade 2 C, Copenhagen K DK-1123, Denmark
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Published Online: 2017-07-08 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/botlit-2017-0004


The paper lists 202 lichen taxa from Zackenberg and Clavering Ø area, North East Greenland. Ochrolechia androgyna, Psora globifera and Rhizocarpon renneri are new to East Greenland. Sixteen lichen taxa are new to North East Greenland, viz. Aspicilia aquatica, Candelariella dispersa, Chaenotheca furfuracea, Circinaria caesiocinerea, Cladonia libifera, Lecanora cenisia, L. chloroleprosa, L. leptacina, Lichenomphalia alpina, Miriquidica atrofulva, M. nigroleprosa, Ochrolechia alaskana, Peltigera castanea, P. extenuata, Phylliscum demangeonii and Pyrenopsis furfurea.

Keywords: Arctic region; diversity; lichens


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Published Online: 2017-07-08

Published in Print: 2017-06-27

Citation Information: Botanica Lithuanica, Volume 23, Issue 1, Pages 43–50, ISSN (Online) 2029-932X, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/botlit-2017-0004.

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