Pannaria pyxinoides comb. nov., an overlooked lichen from Northern New Zealand
The name Psoroma pyxinoides, which has been considered to be a synonym of Pannaria sphinctrina, is shown here to represent a distinct species, differing from P. sphinctrina by thallus characters and in spore and pycnidium morphology. Those characters indicate a relationship with Pannaria allorhiza. Like the latter species, P. pyxinoides is endemic to northern New Zealand, and is at present known from 11 localities.