Swinscowia afinis (A. Massal.) S.H. Jiang, Lücking & Sérus. comb. nov.

MycoBank number: MB 836397; Index Fungorum number: IF 836397; Facesoffungi number: FoF 08891.

Bas.: Sagedia affinis A. Massal., Memor. Lich.: 138 (1853); Spermatodium affine (A. Massal.) Trevis., Con- spect. Verruc.: 10 (1860); Segestria affinis (A. Massal.) Zwackh, Flora 45: 550 (1862); Verrucaria affinis (A. Mas- sal.) Cromb., J. Bot., Lond. 14: 360 (1876); Porina affinis (A. Massal.) Zahlbr., Öst. Bot. Z. 51: 277 (1901); Arthopyr- enia affinis (A. Massal.) R.C. Harris, Michigan Bot. 12: 10 (1973); Strigula affinis (A. Massal.) R.C. Harris in Hawks- worth et al., Lichenologist 12: 107 (1980).

= Pyrenula minuta Nägeli, in Hepp, Flecht. Europ.: no. 458 (1857); Sagedia affinis var. sporophorum Wartm. & B. Schenk, Schweiz. Kryptogam.: no. 673.

Notes: The name Sagedia affinis var. sporophorum was published in Wartmann & Schenk’s Exsiccate Schweizerische Kryptogamen, listing Pyrenula minuta based on Hepp’s Flechten Europas no. 458 as synonym. The variety name is thus validly published, as it formally constitutes a replacement name at species level, based on the same type.