Heterodermia obscurata

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Heterodermia obscurata


Taxonavigation: Caliciales 

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

Familia: Physciaceae
Genus: Heterodermia
Species: Heterodermia obscurata


Heterodermia obscurata (Nyl.) Trevis., 1869

  • Physcia obscurata Nyl., Annals Sci. Nat. Bot., ser. 4, 19: 310 (1863)


Ecology and Distribution: H. obscurata is widely distributed in the piedmont, coastal plain, and low to middle elevations of the Appalachian Mountains, with populations extending into the Ozark Ecoregion and Great Lakes Region.


  • Trevis., Nuovo Giorn. Bot. Ital. 1: 114 (1869)
  • Brodo, I.M., Sharnoff, S.D. and Sharnoff, S. (2001) Heterodermia (pp. 334-341) In, Lichens of North America. Yale University Press, New Haven, 795 pages. (Description of Heterodermia obscurata and distribution map for North America: p. 339; color photo: p. 340, plate 365)
  • Dobson, F.S. (2000) (Fourth edition) Heterodermia (pp. 168-169) In, Lichens: An illustrated guide to the British and Irish species. The Richmond Publishing Co., Ltd., Slough, England, 431 pp.   (RLL List # 184 / Rec. # 22402 - Recent Literature on Lichens) (Description, distribution map, color photo of Heterodermia obscurata: p. 169)
  • Flenniken, D. (1999) Heterodermia Trevisan (pp. 115-121) In The Macrolichens In West Virginia, 231 pages, 26 plates. (Published by D. Flenniken, 2273 Blachleyville Rd, Wooster, Ohio 44691) (Description of Heterodermia obscurata: pp. 119-120; color photo: Plate 12, E)
  • Hale, M.E., Jr. (1979) How to Know the Lichens. 2nd. Edition. - Wm. C. Brown Co., Dubuque, Iowa. 246 pp.   (RLL List # 103-34 / Rec. # 7485 - Recent Literature on Lichens) (Illustration of Heterodermia obscurata: p. 104)
  • Hinds, J.W. and Hinds, P.L. (2007) Heterodermia Trevis., 1868 (pp. 259-264) In, The Macrolichens of New England. - Memoirs of the New York Botanical Garden No. 96. New York Botanical Garden Press, Bronx, New York. 584 pp. (Description of Heterodermia obscurata: pp. 262-263; color photo: p. 263, Fig. 133)
  • Kurokawa, S. (1962) A Monograph of the Genus Anaptychia. - Beihefte zur Nova Hedwigia No. 6. J. Cramer. 115 pp.   (RLL List # 45 / Rec. # 10643 - Recent Literature on Lichens) (PDF file) (Description of Anaptychia obscurata: p. 49)
  • Lendemer, J.C. (2009) A synopsis of the lichen genus Heterodermia (Physciaceae, lichenized Ascomycota) in eastern North America. Opuscula Philolichenum 6: 1–36. (PDF) (Heteroderma obscurata discussed on pp. 25-26 & 29; Plate 16, p. 34, geographic distribution map) (Plate 11, p. 22, color photo of H. obscurata: Fig. 3)
  • Moberg, R. and Nash III, T.H. (2002) Heterodermia (pp. 207-219) In: Nash III, T.H.; Ryan, B.D.; Gries, C. and Bungartz, F. (eds.), Lichen Flora of the Greater Sonoran Desert Region, Vol. 1. Lichens Unlimited, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, 532 pages. (Description of Heterodermia obscurata and distribution map for the Sonoran region: p. 215)
  • Purvis, O.W. (1992) Heterodermia Trevisan, 1868 (pp. 270-272) In: Purvis, O.W., Coppins, B.J., Hawksworth, D.L., James, P.W. and Moore, D.M. (eds.) The Lichen Flora of Great Britain and Ireland. London: Natural History Museum Publication, 710 pp. (Description of Heterodermia obscurata: pp. 271-272)
  • Swinscow, T.D.V. and Krog, H. (1988) Macrolichens of East Africa. - British Museum (Natural History), London. 390 pp.   (RLL List # 135 / Rec. # 18091 - Recent Literature on Lichens) (Illustration of Heterodermia obscurata: p. 98)
  • Wirth, V. (1995) Buellia De Not. (pp. 190-200) - Teil 1) In, Die Flechten Baden-Württembergs, Teil 1 & 2. Eugen Ulmer GmbH & Co., Stuttgart. 1006 pp.; in German.   (RLL List # 159 / Rec. # 20405 - Recent Literature on Lichens) (Description of Heterodermia obscurata: p. 420)
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English: Orange-tinted fringe lichen,   Obscure shield lichen
日本語: キウラゲジゲジゴケ