Pier Luigi Nimis
Waynea Moberg, a genus of the Ramalinaceae described to accommodate a single species from North America (Moberg 1990), presently comprises 7 species mainly occurring in areas with a Mediterranean climate (one species, however is limited to Siberia). The genus is characterised by a squamulose thallus, a well developed upper eucortex, laminal, biatorine apothecia with an algal layer below the hypothecium, asci of the Bacidia-type, and ellipsoidal to acicular, 0-5-septate ascospores. Important information of species of the genus is in Abassi Maaf & Roux (1985), van den Boom 2010, Bricaud & Roux (1993), Otte (2007), Roux & Giralt (1991), Roux & Clerc (1991), Roux & al. (1995), and Tretiach (1998).
The present key includes the 3 species known from Italy (Nimis 2016), plus another species, recently described from Greece (Llop 2006), which should be looked for in Italy.


Abassi Maaf L. & Roux. C. 1985. Hypocenomyce stoechadiana nova likenspecio. Bull. Soc. linn. Provence 36: 189-194.
Bricaud O., Roux C. 1993. Waynea adscendens Rico (Lichenes, Lecanorales, Bacidiaceae) en France. Cryptog., Bryol. Lichenol., 14, 2: 189-200.
Llop E. 2006. Waynea cretica, a new species from the Mediterranean Region. Lichenologist, 38, 6: 519-527.
Moberg R. 1990. Waynea, a new lichen genus in the Bacidiaceae from California. Lichenologist 22: 249–252.
Nimis P.L. 2016. The lichens of Italy. A second annotated catalogue. EUT, Trieste, 740 pp.
Otte V. 2007. Waynea stoechadiana (Lichenes: Bacidiaceae) - a Mediterranean element at the Caucasian Black Sea coast. Abh. Ber. Naturkundemus. Görlitz 78, 2: 147-150.
Roux C. & Giralt M. 1991. La apotecoij de Hypocenomyce stoechadiana Abbassi Maaf et Roux. Bull. Soc. linn. Provence, 38: 117-122.
Roux C. & Clerc P. 1991. Présence du genre Waynea Moberg (Lichenes) en Europe. Bull. Soc. linn. Provence, 38: 123-130.
Roux C., Clerc P., Clauzade G. & Bricaud O. 1995. La genro Waynea Moberg (Ascomycetes, Lecanorales, Bacidiaceae). Bibl. Lichenol,, 58: 383-404.
Tretiach M. 1998. Waynea hirsuta, a new epiphytic lichen species from Central Siberia. Nordic J. Bot., 18, 6: 721-726.
van den Boom P.P.G 2010. Waynea giraltiae, a new lichen species from the Iberian Peninsula. Lichenologist, 42, 1: 29-33.

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