Pier Luigi Nimis
Apparatus of images: Andrea Moro - Software and databases: Stefano Martellos

Solorina is a genus in the Peltigeraceae which includes c. 10 terricolous species, and has a bipolar, arctic-alpine distribution. The European species were treated by Martinez & Burgaz (1998). According to Miadlikowska & Lutzoni (2004) the genus is not monophyletic. This key includes all taxa known to occur in Italy (Nimis 2016) plus 2 taxa which are known from adjacent areas in the Alps (Nimis & al. 2018), and which are likely to occur also in Italy (S. monospora and S. bispora subsp. subspongiosa), for a total of 8 infrageneric taxa.


Martinez I., Burgaz A.R. 1998. Revision of the genus Solorina (Lichenes) in Europe, based on spore size variation. Ann. Bot. Fenn., 35: 137-142.
Miadlikowska J., Lutzoni F. 2004. Phylogenetic classification of Peltigeralean fungi (Peltigerales, Ascomycota). Am. J. Bot., 91, 3: 449-464.
Nimis P.L. 2016. The Lichens of Italy. A Second Annotated Catalogue. EUT, Trieste, 739 pp.
Nimis P.L., Hafellner J., Roux C., Clerc P., Mayrhofer H., Martellos S., Bilovitz P.O. 2018. The Lichens of the Alps. An Annotated Catalogue. Mycokeys, 31: 1-634.

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