Biatora ligni-mollis

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Taxonavigation: Lecanorales 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Fungi
Subregnum: Dikarya
Divisio: Ascomycota
Subdivisio: Pezizomycotina
Classis: Lecanoromycetes
Subclassis: Lecanoromycetidae
Ordo: Lecanorales

Familia: Biatoraceae
Genus: Biatora
Species: Biatora ligni-mollis


Biatora ligni-mollis T.Sprib. & Printzen, 2009

MycoBank Accession Number: MB 511751.

Type locality: CANADA. British Columbia: Selkirk Mtns., Incomappleux River drainage, W bank of river downstream of confluence with Battle Brook, 50o59.240'N, 117o35.624'W, ca. 700 m, on soft snag in old-growth forest, 24 Aug 2003, Spribille 12692, C.R. Björk & C. Pettitt (holotype CANL, isotypes BG, FR).

Etymology: Named for its occurrence on soft, light wood.

Habitat and distribution: Biatora ligni-mollis appears to have a highly specific ecology, being found so far only on soft, punky wood of conifer snags in humid old-growth forests.


  • Sérusiaux, E.; Brand, A.M.; Motiejunaite, J.; Orange, A. and Coppins, B.J. (2010) Lecidea doliiformis belongs to Micarea, Catillaria alba to Biatora, and Biatora ligni-mollis occurs in Western Europe. The Bryologist 113(2): 333–344.   (RLL List # 220 / Rec. # 32201 - Recent Literature on Lichens) DOI: 10.1639/0007-2745-113.2.333 (Discussion of Biatora ligni-mollis (European material): pp. 338-339; black-and-white photos: p. 338, fig. 2)

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