Myllys,L (reprint author),Univ Helsinki,Finnish Museum Nat Hist,Bot Museum,POB 7,FI-00014 Helsinki,Finland.
Bryoria pseudocapillaris and B. spiralifera are currently treated as members of Bryoria section Implexae although conspicuous, long and depressed pseudocyphellae characterizing both species resemble those found in the genus Sulcaria. Both genera belong in Parmeliaceae and form an alectorioid group together with Alectoria, Gowardia and Pseudephebe. Parsimony and Bayesian analyses of ITS, partial GAPDH and partial Mcm7 sequence data were used to examine the phylogenetic position of B. pseudocapillaris and B. spiralifera, and in light of these results evaluate the generic delimitation of Bryoria and Sulcaria. A total of 110 specimens of 53 species containing representatives from alectorioid and closely related genera were included in the analyses. The results clearly show first, that both B. pseudocapillaris and B. spiralifera belong in Sulcaria rather than in Bryoria, and second, that they should be considered conspecific. Bryoria pseudocapillaris is proposed as a synonym under B. spiralifera and the name Sulcaria spiralifera comb. nov. is introduced.
; GENUS BRYORIA
; LICHEN GENUS
Chinese National Natural Science Foundation [30830114, 31100259, 30800092, 31360084]
; Young Academic and Technical Leader Raising Foundation of Yunnan Province [2009CI072]
; Natural Science Foundation of Guizhou Province 
1.Univ Helsinki, Finnish Museum Nat Hist, Bot Museum, FI-00014 Helsinki, Finland 2.Corvallis Forest Sci Lab, Siuslaw Natl Forest Supervisors Off, Corvallis, OR 97331 USA 3.Chinese Acad Sci, Kunming Inst Bot, Kunming 650204, Yunnan, Peoples R China 4.Univ British Columbia, UBC Herbarium, Beaty Museum, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4, Canada
Myllys, Leena,Velmala, Saara,Lindgren, Hanna,et al. Taxonomic delimitation of the genera Bryoria and Sulcaria, with a new combination Sulcaria spiralifera introduced[J]. LICHENOLOGIST,2014,46(6):737-752.