Folia Cryptogamica Estonica 2018-06-18T14:29:38+03:00 Andres Saag Open Journal Systems <p><em>Folia Cryptogamica Estonica</em> (FCE) is an international journal which welcomes papers on biodiversity, taxonomy and ecology of fungi, lichens, bryophytes and algae from contributors anywhere in the world. Submitted manuscripts must not be published before and not be under consideration for publication elsewhere. All manuscripts should be in English. All submissions are peer-reviewed.</p> New records of lichens and allied fungi from Lapponia petsamoënsis, Murmansk Region, Russia 2018-05-29T14:09:57+03:00 Gennadii Urbanavichus Irina Urbanavichene <p>Fourteen species of lichens, four lichenicolous and two non-lichenized calicioid fungi are reported for the first time from the biogeographic province Lapponia petsamoënsis (NW Murmansk Region, Russia); of these, <em>Buellia pulverea, Endococcus brachysporus</em> and <em>Micarea coppinsii</em> are reported for the first time for Russia, <em>Rosellinula haplospora</em> is new to European Russia, and <em>Aspicilia mashiginensis, Chaenothecopsis rubescens, C. vainioana, Lecidea sudetica, Micarea micrococca, Porpidia pachythallina, Protoparmelia atriseda</em> and <em>Psorotichia schaereri</em> are new to the Murmansk Region. Brief notes, mainly on habitats and distribution, are provided for all species listed.</p> 2018-05-29T00:00:00+03:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Desmid algae (Charophyta: Conjugatophyceae) of Ekaterinburg, Middle Urals, Russia 2018-05-29T14:09:58+03:00 Andrei S. Shakhmatov Evgeniy V. Pavlovskiy Alexander G. Paukov <div class="page" title="Page 1"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>Species composition of desmid algae and their habitat preferences in water bodies of Ekaterinburg city were studied during the 2013–2017. Thirty-seven species and subspecific taxa which belong to 12 genera and 2 families were identified, of which 17 species are new for the eastern macroslope of the Middle Urals. Canonical correspondence analysis, which was performed to reveal habitat preferences, demonstrates that the majority of analyzed species prefer quarry lakes, ponds and overgrown lake shores, contrary to fens and rivers.</p> </div> </div> </div> 2018-05-29T00:00:00+03:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Perigrapha cetrariae, a new lichenicolous ascomycete on Cetraria from Japan 2018-05-31T15:11:14+03:00 Mikhail P. Zhurbenko Yoshihito Ohmura <div class="page" title="Page 1"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p><em>Perigrapha cetrariae</em> growing on <em>Cetraria laevigata</em> is described from Japan. The new species differs from the generic type in having loculi completely embedded in a stroma and ascospores without caudate appendages.</p> </div> </div> </div> 2018-05-31T15:11:13+03:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## New and rare lichens and allied fungi from the Pskov Region, Russia 2018-06-07T16:12:01+03:00 Nina B. Istomina Olga V. Likhacheva Irina S. Stepanchikova Ekaterina S. Kuznetsova Dmitry E. Himelbrant <div class="page" title="Page 1"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>Forty-one species of lichens and two lichenicolous fungi are reported from the Pskov Region. Of them, thirty-nine species are new for the region, including <em>Lempholemma dispansum</em> – a rare species with scattered distribution, previously recorded only once in the European Russia in the 19<sup>th</sup> century. The most important findings are confined to ancient limestone outcrops and old manor parks: these habitats are also promising for further investigations, taking in account high level of anthropogenic transformation of the Pskov Region.</p> </div> </div> </div> 2018-06-07T16:12:01+03:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Checklist of mosses of the Pasvik State Nature Reserve (Murmansk Region, Russia) 2018-06-11T13:55:01+03:00 Margarita A. Boychuk Eugene A. Borovichev <div class="page" title="Page 1"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>The list of mosses of the Pasvik State Nature Reserve (Pasvik Reserve) consists of 197 species. Here we summarize all available data on the diversity of mosses of the Pasvik Reserve, including approximately 800 specimens collected by the authors. <em>Stereodon pallescens</em> and <em>Tayloria serrata</em> are in the Murmansk Region only known from the Pasvik Reserve. Seven species are red-listed in the Murmansk Region (<em>Bryum cyclophyllum, Buxbaumia aphylla, Encalypta streptocarpa, Psilopilum laevigatum, Tayloria serrata, Tayloria splachnoides</em> and <em>Tetrodontium repandum</em>). <em>Tetrodontium repandum</em> is included in the Red Data Book of the Russian Federation and <em>Tayloria splachnoides</em> is red-listed in Europe. The Pasvik Reserve gives a good possibility for the protection of rare mosses.</p> </div> </div> </div> 2018-06-11T13:55:00+03:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## New and noteworthy records of lichens and allied fungi from Sakhalin Island, Russian Far East, II 2018-06-18T12:23:43+03:00 Alexander K. Ezhkin Felix Schumm <div class="page" title="Page 1"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p><em>Eopyrenula intermedia</em> is a new finding for Eurasia. <em>Fauriea orientochinensis</em> and <em>Hafellia subnexa</em> are reported for the first time for Russia, from Sakhalin Island. A further seventeen species are noteworthy for Sakhalin Island, including two species new to the Russian Far East and five species new to the southern part of the region.</p> </div> </div> </div> 2018-06-18T12:23:43+03:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Konevets Island (Leningrad Region, Russia) – a historical refuge of lichen diversity in Lake Ladoga 2018-06-18T14:29:38+03:00 Dmitry E. Himelbrant Irina S. Stepanchikova Ekaterina S. Kuznetsova Jurga Motiejūnaitė Ludmila A. Konoreva <div class="page" title="Page 1"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>We present an updated checklist for Konevets Island (Leningrad Region, Russia). The revealed lichen biota comprises 435 species, including 378 lichens, 46 lichenicolous fungi and 11 non-lichenized saprobic fungi, of which 31 species (27 lichens and 4 lichenicolous fungi) are known only from collections made by Veli Räsänen (1917, 1938). <em>Acremonium hypholomatis</em> is reported for the first time for Russia; <em>Caloplaca soralifera, Trapelia corticola,</em> and <em>Muellerella lichenicola</em> for Northwestern European Russia; and <em>Bacidia vermifera, Lecanora mughicola, Micarea contexta, Pyrenochaeta xanthoriae, Rhizocarpon disporum, Stigmidium squamariae</em> and <em>Xylographa difformis</em> for Leningrad Region. From lichenological point of view, the most valuable habitats of Konevets Island are old-growth spruce forests. The studied lichen biota is rich and diverse and exceptionally well-preserved in comparison to the mainland part of Karelian Isthmus. It definitely deserves protection.</p> </div> </div> </div> 2018-06-18T14:02:59+03:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##