Swinscowia alpestris (Vězda) S.H. Jiang, Lücking & Sérus. comb. nov.

MycoBank number: MB 836400; Index Fungorum number: IF 836400; Facesoffungi number: FoF 08894.

Bas.: Porina faginea var. alpestris Vězda, Acta Mus. Silesiae, Ser. A, 10: 5 (1961); Arthopyrenia faginea var.

alpestris (Vězda) Swinscow, Lichenologist 3: 73 (1965); Strigula stigmatella var. alpestris (Vězda) Coppins in Hawksworth et al., Lichenologist 12: 107 (1980); Strigula alpestris (Vězda) Hafellner, Mitt. Naturw. Ver. Steierm. 132: 131 (2002).

Notes: We follow here Hafellner (2002) in separating this taxon from Swinscowia stigmatella (see also discussion under S. glabra), on account of the different habitat and substrate ecology and the longer asci. McCarthy & Malcolm (1996) reported Strigula stigmatella var. alpestris as silicicolous from Australia, but later this was apparently reidentified as Strigula decipiens.