Alectoria imshaugii

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Alectoria imshaugii


Taxonavigation: Lecanorales 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Fungi
Subregnum: Dikarya
Divisio: Ascomycota
Subdivisio: Pezizomycotina
Classis: Lecanoromycetes
Subclassis: Lecanoromycetidae
Ordo: Lecanorales

Familia: Parmeliaceae
Subfamilia: Parmelioideae
Genus: Alectoria
Species: Alectoria imshaugii



Alectoria imshaugii V.Marcano & A.Morales, 1977

Etymology: Named to honor Dr. Henry Andrew Imshaug.

Locality: Idaho.


  • In Marcano, Morales Méndez & Martinez, Op. bot. Soc. bot. Lund 42: 59 (1977)
  • Brodo, I.M., Sharnoff, S.D. and Sharnoff, S. (2001) Alectoria (pp. 150-155) In, Lichens of North America. Yale University Press, New Haven, 795 pages. (Description of A. imshaugii and distribution map for North America: p. 152; color photo: p. 152, plate 99)
  • Goward, T. 1999. The lichens of British Columbia - Illustrated Keys - Part 2 - Fruticose Species. Province of British Columbia, Ministry of Forests Research Program, 319 pp. (RLL List # 176 / Rec.# 6980 - Recent Literature on Lichens) Online Reference page. : Alectoria Ach. (pp. 47-50) (Description of A. imshaugii: p. 48)
  • Hale, M.E. and Cole, M. (1988) Alectoria Ach. (pp. 134-137) In Lichens of California. University of California Press, 254 pages. (Description of A. imshaugii: p. 135; black-and-white photo: p. 136, fig. 52a)
  • McCune, B. and Geiser, L. (1997) Alectoria (pp. 20-24) Macrolichens of the Pacific Northwest. Oregon State University Press, Corvallis, 386 pp. (Description of A. imshaugii, illustration and color photo: p. 22)

Vernacular names

English: Spiny witch's hair