New myxomycete records from the Canary Islands

Authors: López-Villalba, Ángela & Moreno, Gabriel
Journal: Karstenia, Volume 58 (2020), Issue 2, pages 145–156.
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Key words: Canary Islands, Myxomycetes, new records, SEM

Abstract: The volcanic Canary Islands constitute a biodiversity hotspot. Although our knowledge of the native flora and fauna species is extensive, the myxobiota of these islands is not so well-known. For this reason, we provide herein eight new records for the checklist of Canarian myxomycetes with accurate descriptions and macro- and microphotographs. The specimens were collected in Tenerife during the months of November and December 1987. All of them are new to the Canary Islands.