Cladonia chlorophaea

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Cladonia chlorophaea.


Taxonavigation: Lecanorales 

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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Fungi
Subregnum: Dikarya
Divisio: Ascomycota
Subdivisio: Pezizomycotina
Classis: Lecanoromycetes
Subclassis: Lecanoromycetidae
Ordo: Lecanorales

Familia: Cladoniaceae
Genus: Cladonia
Species: Cladonia chlorophaea


Cladonia chlorophaea (Flörke ex Sommerf.) Sprengel, 1827

The Cladonia chlorophaea complex[edit]

The following species (in eastern North America) are morphologically similar and can only be identified with certainty by chemical analyses. (Flenniken 1999)

Cladonia chlorophaea
Cladonia cryptochlorophaea
Cladonia grayi
Cladonia merochlorophaea


  • Spreng., Syst. veg., Edn 16 4(1): 273 (1827)
  • Sprengel, C. (1827) Caroli Linnaei systema vegetabilium, edition # 16; vol. 4(1): -592. - Göttingae. (Mattick Rec.# 33166 - Recent Literature on Lichens)
  • Flenniken, D. G. 1999. The Macrolichens in West Virginia. Carlisle Printing, Sugarcreek, OH. (Sold by author.)

Links to photos[edit]

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

Vernacular name[edit]

English: Mealy pixie-cup
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