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Title:Halegrapha (Ascomycota: Graphidaceae), an enigmatic new genus of tropical lichenized fungi dedicated to Mason E. Hale Jr. 
Authors:Lücking, R.; Rivas Plata, E.; Kalb, K.; Common, R.S.; Bárcenas Peña, A. 
Year:2011 
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Volume:43 
Issue:4 
First page:331 
Last page:343 
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Keywords:AUSTRALIA, BORNEO, MALAYSIA, MEXICO, MT. KINABALU, PHILIPPINES, PLATYGRAMME. 
Abstract:The new genus Halegrapha is introduced, with six species (five new species and one new combination) from Australia, the Philippines, Malaysia, Kenya, Mexico, and the United States: H. chimaera Rivas Plata & Lücking (type species; Philippines), H. floridana Common & Lücking (United States: Florida), H. intergrapha Hale ex Lücking (Malaysia), H. kenyana Kalb & Lücking (Kenya), H. mexicana A. B. Peña & Lücking (Mexico), and H. mucronata (Stirt.) Lücking. The genus resembles Graphis morphologically in the strongly carbonized, black lirellae and white-grey thallus strongly encrusted with calcium oxalate crystals, but has a Phaeographis-type hymenium (clear in two species) and ascospores, making it a 'chimaera' between the two genera. Molecular data suggest the genus to be closely related to Phaeographis and allies but genetically distinct from any of the genera currently recognized, including Platygramme. 
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Summary:Lücking, R.; Rivas Plata, E.; Kalb, K.; Common, R.S.; Bárcenas Peña, A. 2011. Halegrapha (Ascomycota: Graphidaceae), an enigmatic new genus of tropical lichenized fungi dedicated to Mason E. Hale Jr. The Lichenologist. 43(4):331-343