Catapyrenium simulans

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Taxonavigation: Verrucariales 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Fungi
Subregnum: Dikarya
Divisio: Ascomycota
Subdivisio: Pezizomycotina
Classis: Eurotiomycetes
Subclassis: Chaetothyriomycetidae
Ordo: Verrucariales

Familia: Verrucariaceae
Genus: Catapyrenium
Species: Catapyrenium simulans



Catapyrenium simulans Breuss, 2002

Diagnosis: Similis Catapyrenium psoromoide a quo differt medulla prosoplectechymatica, cortice inferiore paraplectenchymatico, e cellulis subanguloso-rotundatis 10-13 µm latis composito, rhizohyphis nullis. Squamae solum rhizinis nigrescentibus in substrato affixae.

Type: MEXICO. Chihuahua: along route 16, c. 28 km W of Basaseachic, riparian area with scattered boulders, on soil among mosses, 28° 20′ 50″ N, 108° 15′ 45″ W, 1729 m, 25 July 1994, T.H. Nash 37882 (ASU - holotype).

Substrate and ecology: On soil among mosses

World and Sonoran distribution: Known only from the type collection from Chihauhau.


  • Breuss, in Nash, Ryan, Gries & Bungartz, Lichen Flora of the Greater Sonoran Desert Region (Tempe) 1: 127 (2002)
  • Breuss, O. (2002) Catapyrenium (pp. 125-128) In: Nash III, T.H.; Ryan, B.D.; Gries, C. and Bungartz, F. (eds.), Lichen Flora of the Greater Sonoran Desert Region, Vol. 1. Lichens Unlimited, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, 532 pages.   **[RLL List # 187 / Rec.# 23038] - (Recent Literature on Lichens)** (Discussion of Catapyrenium simulans: p. 127)

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