The lichen genus Pertusaria in Rarotonga, Cook Islands

Alan W. Archer, John Alan Elix

Abstract


The first account of the lichen genus Pertusaria (Pertusariaceae) on the island of Rarotonga (Cook Islands) is given. A total of 8 taxa are recorded, of which 5 are new to science viz: Pertusaria atroguttata, P. homilocarpa, P. megacarpa, P. rarotongensis and P. rarotongensis var. stictica. A key to the species is provided.

Keywords


Rarotonga; Cook Islands;Pertusaria

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7751/telopea8144