Cercidospora macrospora

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Taxonavigation: Dothideales 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Fungi
Subregnum: Dikarya
Divisio: Ascomycota
Subdivisio: Pezizomycotina
Classis: Dothideomycetes
Subclassis: Dothideomycetidae
Ordo: Dothideales

Genus: Cercidospora
Species: Cercidospora macrospora


Cercidospora macrospora (Uloth) Hafellner & Nav.-Ros., 2004

  • Lichenicolous Fungus (parasite on living lichens)

Hosts: On the thallus of the Lecanora muralis group, growing both on siliceous and carbonated substrata

World distribution: Holarctic, not frequent, but locally abundant

  • Phacopsis macrospora Uloth, Flora 44: 653 (1861)


  • Cercidospora ulothii Körb., Parerga Lichenol.: 466 (1865)   (Source: Navarro-Rosinés et al. 2004, p. 638)



  • Hafellner & Nav.-Ros., Lichen Flora of the Greater Sonoran Desert Region (Tempe) 2: 638 (2004)
  • Navarro-Rosinés, P.; Calatayud, V. and Hafellner, J. (2004) Cercidospora (pp. 635-639) In: Nash III, T.H.; Ryan, B.D.; Diederich, P.; Gries, C. and Bungartz, F. (eds.), Lichen Flora of the Greater Sonoran Desert Region, Vol. 2. Lichens Unlimited, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, 742 pages.   **[RLL List # 196 / Rec.# 25987] - (Recent Literature on Lichens)** (Discussion of Cercidospora macrospora: p. 638)


  • Hafellner, J. (1987) Studien uber lichenicole Pilze und Flechten VI. Ein verandertes Gattungskonzept fur Cercidospora. - Herzogia 7: 353–365.   **[RLL List # 136 / Rec.# 7257] - (Recent Literature on Lichens)** (Illustration of Cercidospora macrospora: p. 356, as Cercidospora ulothii)


  • Lawrey, J.D. and Diederich, P. (2010) Lichenicolous fungi – worldwide checklist, including isolated cultures and sequences available. Internet (1/12/2011)

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