Foliicolous lichen collections on Mount Kanga, Tanzania (East Africa)

E. Farkas
2015 Acta Botanica Hungarica  
The Tanzanian Mt Kanga was at first visited by Tamás Pócs in 1987 when he collected foliicolous lichens in lowland rainforest between 800 and 900 m elevation and in submontane rainforest between 900 and 1,250 m. Later, in 1989 he returned there with participants of the Nguru Mts expedition, when the author collected further lichens including foliicolous ones in three different forest types (dry evergreen and semi-evergreen forest at 600-800 m, submontane rainforest at 850-1,200 m and rocky
more » ... t at 1,200-1,300 m). Altogether 37 species became known from the area. The comparison of collections revealed that submontane rainforests (including rocky forests) are the richest of the studied forest types in foliicolous lichens. Mt Kanga is characterised by rare species like Calopadia editae discovered by Antonín Vězda in material from Mt Kanga, described and validated in 2011 by Chaves and Lücking based on materials from Mt Kanga and Costa Rica. The new combination Brasilicia dimerelloides (Vězda) Farkas is introduced. The palaeotropical Fouragea viridistellata (Sérus., Lücking et Sparrius) Ertz et Frisch described in 2008 is reported here as new for Tanzania.
doi:10.1556/abot.57.2015.1-2.7 fatcat:zn2lypzhavff7jivoye5p4dr64