Anales del Jardín Botánico de Madrid, Vol 60, No 1 (2002)

Description and culture of a new myxomycete, Licea succulenticola


https://doi.org/10.3989/ajbm.2002.v60.i1.67

Juan Mosquera
Department of Medicine, University of Manchester, United Kingdom

Carlos Lado
Real Jardin Botanico, CSIC, Spain

Arturo Estrada-Torres
Centro de Investigaci6n en Ciencias Biologicas, Universidad Autonoma de Tlaxcala, Mexico

Esperanza Beltrán Tejera
Departamento de Biologia Vegetal (Botanica), Universidad de La Laguna, Spain

Diana Wrigley De Basanta
American School of Madrid, Spain

Abstract


A new succulenticolous myxomycete of the genus Licea is described based on material from Spain (the Canary Islands), Mexico and the US A. It is very similar to L. biforis but differs in its smaller sporophores. and its bigger orange-yellow spores.The spores have a thick wall that is thinner and lighter towards one side. These differentiating characters were stable in spore to spore culture on agar.

Keywords


Canary Islands; Licea; life cycle; ecology. Mexico; Spain; succulenticolous myxomycetes; taxonomy; USA

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