Arthonia peltigerea

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Taxonavigation: Arthoniales 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Fungi
Subregnum: Dikarya
Divisio: Ascomycota
Subdivisio: Pezizomycotina
Classis: Arthoniomycetes
Ordo: Arthoniales

Familia: Arthoniaceae
Genus: Arthonia
Species: Arthonia peltigerea



Arthonia peltigerea Th. Fr., 1866

Life habit: Lichenicolous fungus (parasite on living lichens)

Hosts: On Peltigera spp. and Solorina spp.

Homotypic synonyms


Primary references

  • Lamb's Index nom. lich.: 38.
  • Saccardo's Sylloge fungorum XVIII: 174
  • Th. Fr., Bot. Notiser: 15 (1866)


  • Purvis, O.W.; Coppins, B.J.; Hawksworth, D.L.; James, P.W. and Moore, D.M. (eds.) (1992) Arthonia (pp. 74-88) In, The Lichen Flora of Great Britain and Ireland. London: Natural History Museum Publication, 710 pp.   **[RLL List # 151 / Rec.# 15105] - (Recent Literature on Lichens)**   (Arthonia peltigerae: p. 85)
  • Lawrey, J.D. and Diederich, P. (2011) Lichenicolous fungi – worldwide checklist, including isolated cultures and sequences available. - (3/22/2011)

Vernacular names