KEYS TO THE LICHENS OF ITALY - 41) NEPHROMA
Pier Luigi Nimis
Apparatus of images: Andrea Moro - Software and databases: Stefano Martellos
Nephroma is a subcosmopolitan and rather well-known genus of c. 36 species. A phylogenetic analysis by Lohtander & al. (2002) has demonstrated that all Nephroma-species form a monophyletic group, presently placed in the Nephromataceae, and that Peltigera is the sister group to Nephroma.
This key includes the seven species which are known to occur in Italy (see Nimis 2016).
Lohtander K., Oksanen I., Rikkinen J. 2002. A phylogenetic study of Nephroma (lichen-forming Ascomycota). Mycol, Res., 106, 7: 777-787.
Nimis P.L. 2016. The Lichens of Italy. A Second Annotated Catalogue. EUT, Trieste, 739 pp.
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