Authors: Puolasmaa, Arto & Toivanen, Anne & Marsh, Tarja & Stenroos, Soili & Huhtinen, Seppo
Journal: Karstenia, Volume 52 (2012), Issue 1, pages 1-50.
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Key words: Ascomycetes, lichenicolous, lichen-forming fungi, Peltigera, peltigericolous
Abstract: Over 2500 Finnish herbarium specimens of the lichen genus Peltigera were screened in search for lichenicolous fungi. A total of ca 1200 records of 41 species in 27 genera was made. The species Dacampia rufescentis, Hawksworthiana peltigericola, Hobsoniopsis santessonii, Phoma epiparmelia, Stigmidium peltideae and Xenonectriella lutescens, as well as the genera Hawksworthiana, Hobsoniopsis and Xenonectriella are reported as new to Finland. Species descriptions with illustrations are provided along with habitat descriptions and known distribution in the Nordic countries.