The goal of this page is to provide tools that can contribute for the identification and taxonomy of the genus Parmotrema A. Massal. (lichenized Ascomycota, Parmeliaceae), through short comparative diagnoses and colour images, usually with a quality that enable the zoom on the features of taxonomic importance.
You can be combine this page with identification keys, like the excelent Neotropical Keys of Harrie Sipman <http://www.bgbm.org/sipman/keys/Neoparmo.htm>.
A paper with keys, tables and descriptions for some Brazilian species is available at: <http://archive.org/details/Parmotrema_s.l._Parmeliaceae_Ascomycota_from_Serra_Geral_slopes_in_Rio_Grande>.
For the species with salazinic acid, you can also consult my thesis: <http://archive.org/details/Estudos_taxonomicos_em_Parmotrema_s.l_com_acido_salazinico>.
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Supported in part by funding from the Biodiversity Synthesis Center of the Encyclopedia of Life.
Brazilian support by UFMS, FUNDECT and CNPq.