Buellia disciformis

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Buellia disciformis


Taxonavigation: Caliciales 

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

Familia: Caliciaceae
Genus: Buellia
Species: Buellia disciformis



Buellia disciformis (Fr.) Mudd, 1861

Basionym: Lecidea parasema var. disciformis Fr., 1826




  • Mudd, Brit. Lich.: 216 (1861)
  • Mudd, W. (1861) A manual of British lichens, description of all the species and varieties, five plates, with figures of the spores of one hundred and thirty species, illustrative of the genera. Darlington. 1-309 pp.   (Mattick Rec.# 33113 - Literature on Lichens) (A Manual of British Lichens)
  • Brodo, I.M., Sharnoff, S.D. and Sharnoff, S. (2001) Buellia (pp. 186-189) In, Lichens of North America. Yale University Press, New Haven, 795 pages. (Description, color photo and distribution map of Buellia disciformis: p. 187)
  • Bungartz, F., Nordin, A. and Grube, U. (2007) Buellia (pp. 113-179) 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. # 29889 - Recent Literature on Lichens) (PDF file) (Description & map of Buellia disciformis: pp. 138-139)
  • Dobson, F.S. (2000) (Fourth edition) Buellia (pp. 80-83) In, Lichens: An illustrated guide to the British and Irish species. The Richmond Publishing Co., Ltd., Slough, England, 431 pp. (Description and color photo of Buellia disciformis: p. 81)
  • Foucard, T/ Moberg, R/ Nordin, A (2002) Buellia. - In: Ahti, T/Jorgensen, PM/Kristinsson, H/Moberg, R/Sochting, U/Thor, G (eds.): Nordic Lichen Flora. Vol. 2. Physciaceae. Nordic Lichen Society, Uddevalla, Sweden, pp. 11-25.   (RLL List # 194 / Rec. # 25346 - Recent Literature on Lichens) (Illustration of Buellia disciformis, p. 91)
  • Purvis, O.W., Coppins, B.J., Hawksworth, D.L., James, P.W. and Moore, D.M. (eds.) (1992) Buellia (pp. 129-137) In, The Lichen Flora of Great Britain and Ireland. London: Natural History Museum Publication, 710 pp. (Buellia disciformis: p. 133)
  • Thomson, J.W. (1997) Buellia (pp. 123-141). In, American Arctic Lichens: 2. The Microlichens. The University of Wisconsin Press, 675 pages. (Description and distribution map of Buellia disciformis: pp. 128-129)
  • Thomson, J.W. (2003) Buellia (pp. 47-50). In, Lichens of Wisconsin. Wisconsin State Herbarium, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 386 pages. (Buellia disciformis: p. 48)
  • Wirth, V. (1995) Buellia (p. 190-200 - Teil 1) In, Die Flechten Baden-Württembergs, Teil 1 & 2. Eugen Ulmer GmbH & Co., Stuttgart. 1006 pp. (Buellia disciformis: p. 196)

Vernacular names

English: Boreal button lichen;   Disc lichen