Arthopyrenia plumbaria

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Taxonavigation: Dothideomycetes 

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

Familia: Arthopyreniaceae
Genus: Arthopyrenia
Species: Arthopyrenia plumbaria


Arthopyrenia plumbaria (Stizenb.) R.C. Harris, 1987

Substrate and ecology: On bark of various woody plants.

World distribution: Tropical to temperate areas of western North America

Sonoran distribution: Common in southern California, including the Channel Islands

  • Verrucaria plumbaria Stizenb., in Hasse, Erythraea 3: 44 (1895)



Primary references[edit]

  • R.C. Harris, in Egan, Bryologist 90 (2): 163 (1987)
  • Egan, R.S. (1987) A fifth checklist of the lichen-forming, lichenicolous and allied fungi of the continental United States and Canada. - The Bryologist 90 (2): 77–173.   **[RLL List # 133 / Rec.# 4699] - (Recent Literature on Lichens)** (JSTOR)

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 plumbaria: p. 105)
  • 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 plumaria: p. 225)


Vernacular names[edit]

English: Shell lichen