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A new species of Arthonia is a pest in an orchid nursery

  • André APTROOT (a1)

The lichen Arthonia orchidicida is described as new to science from the leaves of orchids in a nursery. It is a pest organism, as it is affecting the habitus of the plants and diminishing the vitality of small plants. No prophylax is known and the lichen has to be regularly removed by rubbing it off manually. It is the first lichen reported to cause economic damage. It occurs in the Netherlands, but its country of origin is unknown.

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The Lichenologist
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