Chaenothecopsis pusiola

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Taxonavigation: Mycocaliciales 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Fungi
Subregnum: Dikarya
Divisio: Ascomycota
Subdivisio: Pezizomycotina
Classis: Eurotiomycetes
Subclassis: Mycocaliciomycetidae
Ordo: Mycocaliciales

Familia: Mycocaliciaceae
Genus: Chaenothecopsis
Species: Chaenothecopsis pusiola


Chaenothecopsis pusiola (Ach.) Vainio, 1927

Life habit:: Fungus of uncertain status: i.e., questionably or weakly lichen-forming; or algicolous/saprophytic; or parasitic when young but saprophytic or lichen-forming when mature; or a lichenicolous lichen.

  • Calicium pusiolum Ach., 1817


  • Calicium lignicola Nádv. [as 'lignicolum'], Preslia 18-19: 128 (1940)
  • Calicium pusiolum Ach., 1817
  • Chaenothecopsis lignicola (Nádv.) A.F.W.Schmidt, Mitt. Staatsinst. Allg. Bot. Hamburg 13: 153 (1970)
  • Phacotium pusiolum (Ach.) Trevis., 1862



  • Vain., Acta Soc. Fauna Flora fenn. 57(no. 1): 70 (1927)


  • Coppins, B.J. (1992) Chaenothecopsis Vainio (1927) (pp. 182-185) In: Purvis, O.W., Coppins, B.J., Hawksworth, D.L., James, P.W. and Moore, D.M. (eds.) The Lichen Flora of Great Britain and Ireland. London: Natural History Museum Publication, 710 pp.   [RLL List # 151 / Rec.# 15105] - (Recent Literature on Lichens) (Description of C. pusiola: p. 184)
  • 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)   (Chaenothecopsis pusiola: p. 352)
  • Wirth, V. (1995) Chaenothecopsis Vainio (pp. 286-290) - Teil 1) In, Die Flechten Baden-Württembergs, Teil 1 & 2. Eugen Ulmer GmbH & Co., Stuttgart. 1006 pp.; in German.   [RLL List # 159 / Rec.# 20405] - (Recent Literature on Lichens) (Description of C. pusiola: p. 290)


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English: Chaenothecopsis lichen