Chaenotheca gracillima

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Taxonavigation: Coniocybales 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Fungi
Subregnum: Dikarya
Divisio: Ascomycota
Subdivisio: Pezizomycotina
Classis: Coniocybomycetes
Ordo: Coniocybales

Familia: Coniocybaceae
Genus: Chaenotheca
Species: Chaenotheca gracillima


Chaenotheca gracillima (Vainio) Tibell, 1984

  • Coniocybe gracillima Vain., 1881


  • Coniocybe gracilenta f. leucocephala F.Wilson, Proc. Roy. Soc. Victoria 5: 170 (1893)
  • Coniocybe gracillima Vain., 1881
  • Sclerophora gracillima (Vain.) Tibell



  • Tibell, Beih. Nova Hedwigia 79: 664 (1984)
  • Tibell, L. (1984) A reappraisal of the taxonomy of Caliciales. - In: Hertel, H. and Oberwinkler, F. (eds.): Beitrage zur Lichenologie. Festschrift J. Poelt. Beiheft zur Nova Hedwigia 79. J. Cramer, Vaduz, pp. 597-713.   [RLL List # 123-108 / Rec.# 18609] - (Recent Literature on Lichens)


  • Goward, T. 1999. The lichens of British Columbia - Illustrated Keys - Part 2 - Fruticose Species. Province of British Columbia, Ministry of Forests Research Program, 319 pp. (RLL List # 176 / Rec.# 6980 - Recent Literature on Lichens) Online Reference page. : Chaenotheca (Th. Fr.) Th. Fr. (pp. 76-88) (Description of C. gracillima: p. 84; fig. 16a, p. 81)
  • Selva, S.B. 2014: The calicioid lichens and fungi of the Acadian Forest ecoregion of northeastern North America, II. The rest of the story. The Bryologist 117(4): 336–367.   (BioOne)   (Chaenotheca gracillima: p. 345)


Links to photos[edit]

  • The Lichen Herbarium, Natural History Museum, University of Oslo, Norway (Photo Gallery) - Chaenotheca gracillima

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Cat's whiskers,   Needle lichen