Caloplaca nivalis

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Caloplaca nivalis


Taxonavigation: Teloschistineae 

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

Familia: Teloschistaceae
Subfamilia: Caloplacoideae
Genus: Caloplaca
Species: Caloplaca nivalis


Caloplaca nivalis (Körber) Th. Fr., 1871


  • Basionym
    • Callopisma nivale Körb., Syst. lich. germ. (Breslau): 129 (1855)
  • Homotypic
    • Biatorina nivalis (Körb.) Th. Fr., (1861)
    • Candelariella nivalis (Körb.) Lettau, (1912)
    • Gyalolechia nivalis (Körb.) A. Massal., Memor. Lich.: 129 (1853)
    • Lecanora nivalis (Körb.) Nyl., (1866)
    • Placodium nivale (Körb.) Tuck., Syn. N. Amer. Lich. (Boston) 1: 176 (1882)
    • Sporoblastia nivalis (Körb.) Trevis., Linnaea 28: 291 (1856)
    • Zeora nivalis (Körb.) Körb., Denkschr. Feier ihr. funfz. Best. her. Schles. Gesellsch. Vaterl. Kultur: 321 (1858)


Primary references[edit]

  • Th. Fr., Lich. Scand. (Uppsala) 1: 191 (1871)
  • Fries, T.M. (1871) Lichenographia Scandinavica sive dispositio lichenum in Dania, Suecia, Norvegia, Fennia, Lapponia Rossica hactus collectorum. Vol. I Archilichenes discocarpos continens. Pars I. Upsaliae. (1)-324 pp.   (Mattick Rec.# 26735 - Literature on Lichens) (PDF file)

Selected reference[edit]

  • Laundon, J.R. Caloplaca Th. Fr. 1860 (pp.141-159) In Purvis, O.W.; Coppins, B.J.; Hawksworth, D.L.; James, P.W. and Moore, D.M. (eds.) (1992) The Lichen Flora of Great Britain and Ireland. London: Natural History Museum Publication, 710 pp.   (RLL List # 151 / Rec. # 15105 - Recent Literature on Lichens) (Caloplaca nivalis: p. 155)
  • McCune, B. and Rosentreter, R. 2014: New lichen records from Oregon to Alaska in North America. Evansia 31(1): 1–7.   (Caloplaca nivalis (Körber) Th. Fr.: page 3)
  • Thomson, J.W. (1997) Caloplaca (pp. 146-178). In, American Arctic Lichens: 2. The Microlichens. The University of Wisconsin Press, 675 pages.   (RLL List # 170 / Rec. # 18517 - Recent Literature on Lichens) (Caloplaca nivalis description & map: p. 167)


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Vernacular names[edit]

English: Orange lichen
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