Aspicilia cinerea

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Aspicilia cinerea


Taxonavigation: Pertusariales 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Fungi
Subregnum: Dikarya
Divisio: Ascomycota
Subdivisio: Pezizomycotina
Classis: Lecanoromycetes
Subclassis: Ostropomycetidae
Ordo: Pertusariales

Familia: Megasporaceae
Genus: Aspicilia
Species: Aspicilia cinerea


Aspicilia cinerea (L.) Körber, 1855

  • Lichen cinereus L., 1767

Substratum: On exposed siliceous rock, schist or volcanic rock.



  • Körb., Syst. Lich. Germ.: 164 (1855)
  • Koerber, G.W. (1855) Systema Lichenum Germaniae (I-XXXIV). Die Flechten Deutschlands mikroscopisch geprüft, kritisch gesichtet, charakteristisch beschrieben und systematisch geordnet. Breslau.
  • Brodo, I.M., Sharnoff, S.D. and Sharnoff, S. (2001) Aspicilia (pp. 167-170) In, Lichens of North America. Yale University Press, New Haven, 795 pages. (Description of A. cinerea: pp. 168-69; N. A. distribution map and color photo: p. 168)
  • Dobson, F.S. (2000) (Fourth edition) Aspicilia (pp. 64-68) In, Lichens: An illustrated guide to the British and Irish species. The Richmond Publishing Co., Ltd., Slough, England, 431 pp. (Description, color photo, and map of A. cinerea: p. 66)
  • Owe-Larsson, B., Nordin, A. and Tibell, L. (2007) Aspicilia (pp. 61-108) 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. (A. cinerea, description and Sonoran Desert Region distribution map: pp. 76-77)
  • Purvis, O.W., Coppins, B.J., Hawksworth, D.L., James, P.W. and Moore, D.M. (eds.) (1992) Aspicilia (pp. 96-100) In, The Lichen Flora of Great Britain and Ireland. London: Natural History Museum Publication, 710 pp. (A. cinerea: p. 99)
  • St. Clair, L.L. (1999) Aspicilia (pp. 33-35) In, A color guidebook to common Rocky Mountain lichens. M.L. Bean Life Science Museum of Brigham Young University Publisher, 242 pp. (Description and color photo of A. cinerea: p. 33)
  • Thomson, J.W. (1997) Aspicilia (pp. 52-96). In, American Arctic Lichens: 2. The Microlichens. The University of Wisconsin Press, 675 pages. (Description of A. cinerea: p. 69; black-and-white photo, and distribution map: p. 68)
  • Thomson, J.W. (2003) Aspicilia (pp. 36-37). In, Lichens of Wisconsin. Wisconsin State Herbarium, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 386 pages. (A. cinerea: pp. 36-37)
  • Wirth, V. (1995) Aspicilia (pp. 146-154 - Teil 1) In, Die Flechten Baden-Württembergs, Teil 1 & 2. Eugen Ulmer GmbH & Co., Stuttgart. 1006 pp. (A. cinerea: p. 151; color photo: p. 151)

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Vernacular names[edit]

English: Cinder lichen;   Rimmed lichen