Arthonia varians

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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 varians
Varietates: A. v. var. sordida – A. v. var. varians


Arthonia varians (Davies) Nyl., 1861

Life habit: Lichenicolous fungus (parasite on living lichens)

Host: On apothecial discs of Lecanora rupicola. (Grube 2007, p. 60)   (& Lecanora helicopis)



Primary references[edit]

  • Nyl., Lich. Scand. (Uppsala): 260 (1861)


  • Dobson, F.S. (2000) (Fourth edition) Arthonia (pp. 57-62) 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 and color photo of Arthonia varians: p. 61.)
  • Grube, M. (2007) Arthonia (pp. 39-61) In: Nash III, T.H., Gries, C., and Bungartz, F. (eds.), Lichen Flora of the Greater Sonoran Desert Region, Vol. 3. Lichens Unlimited, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, 567 pages.   **[RLL List # 210 / Rec.# 30003] - (Recent Literature on Lichens)**   (Description of Arthonia varians: pp. 60-61; Sonoran Desert distribution map: p. 61)
  • Puntillo, D. (1996) I Licheni di Calabria. Monografie XXII. Museo Regionale di Scienze Naturali, Torino:.   **[RLL List # 170 / Rec.# 15098] - (Recent Literature on Lichens)**   (Illustration of Arthonia varians: Tav. III, as Arthonia glaucomaria)
  • 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)**   (Artlhonia varians: p. 87)


  • 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.: 40

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