Arthonia punctella

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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 punctella


Arthonia punctella Nyl., 1859

Life habit: Lichenicolous fungus (parasite on living lichens)

Host: On Diplotomma spp.

Homotypic synonym[edit]

Primary references[edit]

  • Carroll Nat. Hist. Rev. 6: 533
  • Carroll, J. (1859) Contributions to Irish Lichenology. Natural History Review and Quarterly Journal of Science :   **[Mattick Rec. # 33530] - (Recent Literature on Lichens - Mattick No.)**   (Arthonia punctella Nylander ex Carroll: p. 533)


  • 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 punctella: p. 85.)


  • Lawrey, J.D. and Diederich, P. (2011) Lichenicolous fungi – worldwide checklist, including isolated cultures and sequences available. - (3/22/2011)

  • Lamb's Index nom. lich.: 39.

Vernacular names[edit]