Kukwaea pubescens Motiej. & Zhurb., fungus species new to science


A senior researcher of the Laboratory of Micology, Dr Jurga Motiejūnaitė, in collaboration with foreign colleagues described Kukwaea pubescens Motiej. & Zhurb., a fungus species new to science. The species belongs to a new and so far not described genus Kukwaea Suija, Motiej. & Zhurb. The new fungus is lichenophilic, parasitizing the Iceland moss, which also frequent in Lithuania.

The article describing the new species and genus is published in journal Phytotaxa: https://www.biotaxa.org/Phytotaxa/article/view/phytotaxa.459.1.4