Arthopyrenia lyrata

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Taxonavigation: Dothideomycetes 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Fungi
Subregnum: Dikarya
Divisio: Ascomycota
Subdivisio: Pezizomycotina
Classis: Dothideomycetes

Familia: Arthopyreniaceae
Genus: Arthopyrenia
Species: Arthopyrenia lyrata


Arthopyrenia lyrata R.C. Harris, 1980

Host-Substratum/Locality: On bark: Florida

Diagnosis: Species distincta sporis bilocularibus cum uno vel ambis cellulis in medio parum constrictis, asperis, 21-29 x 8.5-10 µm, microconidiis linearibus, 6.5-9 x 1 µm et algis ad Trentepohlia pertinentibus.

Type: Merr. II: 38, Florida, Daytona, 18.II.1911 Merrill (MSC -- holotype). Isotypes in MICH & US.

World distribution: Probably restricted to (sub-) tropical America.

Sonoran distribution: A rather common species, with numerous collections from southern California (Channel Islands), Baja California Sur and Sinaloa.


Primary references[edit]

  • In: Tucker & Harris, Bryologist 83(1): 6 (1980)
  • Tucker, S.C. and Harris, R.C. (1980) New or noteworthy pyrenocarpous lichens from Louisiana and Florida. - The Bryologist 83: 1–20.   **[RLL List # 106-93 / Rec.# 19055] - (Recent Literature on Lichens)** (JSTOR) (Arthopyrenia lyrata: pp. 6-7) (Page 8, figs. 10-13; vertical section of ascocarp: fig. 10; spores: fig. 11; microconidia: fig. 12; ascus: fig. 13)

Additional references[edit]

  • Aptroot, A. (2002) Arthopyrenia (pp. 103-106) 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.   **[RLL List # 187 / Rec.# 23029] - (Recent Literature on Lichens)** (Description of Arthopyrenia lyrata: pp. 104-105; distribution map for the Sonoran region: p. 104)
  • Harris, R.C. (1975) A Taxonomic Revision of the Genus Arthopyrenia s. lat. (Ascomycetes) -in North America. Ph.D. Dissertation. East Lansing: Michigan State University, 288 pp. (Illustration of Arthopyrenia lyrata: p. 229)


Vernacular names[edit]

English: Lyre shell lichen