Species Belonging to Cladonia Chlorophaea Group Distributed in Turkey. Oral Presentations

Kocakaya M., Kocakaya Z., Barak M. Ü.

2nd International Eurasian Mycology Congress (EMC’2019), Konya, Turkey, 4 - 06 September 2019, pp.130

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • City: Konya
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.130
  • Kayseri University Affiliated: No


Cladonia which is widely distributed on all continents and includes more than 400 species worldwide is one of the

most common genus of lichens. Cladonia genus is divided into different groups studied by many researchers in terms of

phylogeny. Cladonia chlorophaea group inculudes eleven Cladonia species; C. fimbriata, C. chlorophaea, C. humilis, C.

conista, C. pocillum, C. hammeri, C. pulvinella, C. dimorpha, C. pyxidata, C. magyarica and C. momomorpha. Samples

were collected during field studies from different regions and ecological characteristics were noted. The collected samples

were examined morphologically and anatomically under stereomicroscope. The characters that are important in the

systematics of genus; the anatomy and morphology of the primary and secondary tallus, surface anatomy, branching and

morphology of the podetia, vegetative propagules, conidium properties and secondary metabolites. Morphological,

anatomical and ecological features of 11 Cladonia species collected from various regions of Turkey have been identified.

The distinctive characteristics of the species were determined. It has been compared with the samples outside our country.