Candelariella spraguei

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Taxonavigation: Candelariales 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Fungi
Subregnum: Dikarya
Divisio: Ascomycota
Subdivisio: Pezizomycotina
Classis: Candelariomycetes
Subclassis: Candelariomycetidae
Ordo: Candelariales

Familia: Candelariaceae
Genus: Candelariella
Species: Candelariella spraguei


Candelariella spraguei (Tuck.) Zahlbr., 1928

Basionym: Placodium spraguei Tuck., 1882

Type: U.S.A., Colorado, Brandegee.

Habit: Lichenized.

Substratum: On calcium-free rocks.


  • Westberg, M. (2007) Candelariella (Candelariaceae) in western United States and northern Mexico: the 8-spored, lecanorine species. The Bryologist 110(3): 391–419.   (RLL List # 207 / Rec. # 29346 - Recent Literature on Lichens) (JSTOR) (Candelariella spraguei: pp. 415-16; black-and-white photo of thallus: p. 416, fig. 23; distribution map: p. 417, fig. 24); photo of ascus: p. 418, fig. 25L)
  • Westberg, M. and Nash III, T.H. (2007) Candelariella (pp. 378-380) 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. # 30451 - Recent Literature on Lichens) (Description of Candelariella spraguei: p. 380; color photo in plate section of vol. 3)

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Vernacular names[edit]

English: Sprague's eggyolk lichen