Abrothallus caerulescens

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Taxonavigation: Abrothallales 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Fungi
Subregnum: Dikarya
Divisio: Ascomycota
Subdivisio: Pezizomycotina
Classis: Dothideomycetes
Ordo: Abrothallales

Familia: Lichenoconiaceae
Genus: Abrothallus
Species: Abrothallus caerulescens


Abrothallus caerulelscens Kotte, 1909

Life habit: Lichenicolous fungus (parasite on living lichens)

Hosts: On thallus and apothecia of Xanthoparmelia species.

Synonym: ? Abrothallus tulasnei M.S. Cole & D. Hawksw.



  • Kotte, Zentbl. Bakt. ParasitKde, Abt. II 24: 86 (1909)
  • Kotte, I. (1909) Einige neue Fälle von Nebensymbiose (Parasymbiose). - Zentralblatt für Bakteriologie und Parasitenkunde II\Zentralbl. Bakteriol., Parasitenkd. II 24: 74–93.   **[Mattick Rec.# 23854] - (Recent Literature on Lichens - Mattick No.)** (Illustration of A. caerulescens: plate 3)


  • Diederich, P. (2004) Abrothallus (pp. 626-630) In: Nash III, T.H.; Ryan, B.D.; Diederich, P.; Gries, C. and Bungartz, F. (eds.), Lichen Flora of the Greater Sonoran Desert Region, Vol. 2. Lichens Unlimited, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, 742 pages.   **[RLL List # 196 / Rec.# 25981] - (Recent Literature on Lichens)** (Description of Abrothallus caerulescens: p. 627)
  • Lawrey, J.D. and Diederich, P. (2010) Lichenicolous fungi – worldwide checklist, including isolated cultures and sequences available. Internet (1/12/2011)


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