Cladonia petrophila

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Taxonavigation[edit]

Taxonavigation: Lecanorales 

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

Familia: Cladoniaceae
Genus: Cladonia
Species: Cladonia petrophila

Name[edit]

Cladonia petrophila R.C.Harris. 1992

Type: U.S.A. TENNESSEE, Carter Co., Cherokee National Forest, Dennis Cove, 1976, R.C. Harris 10730 (NY!, holotype).

Ecology: C. petrophila is restricted to shaded non-calcareous boulders and rock outcrops.

Distribution: C. petrophila is known only from eastern North America where it is widely distributed in the Appalachian Mountains, Piedmont, and Ozark Ecoregion.

References[edit]

  • Brittonia 44(3): 326 (1992)
  • Harris, R.C. (1992) Cladonia petrophila, a new species from eastern North America. - Brittonia 44(3): 326–330. (RLL List # 150 / Rec.# 7813 - Recent Literature on Lichens)
  • Lendemer, J.C. and Hodkinson, B.P. (2009) The Wisdom of Fools: new molecular and morphological insights into the North American apodetiate species of Cladonia. - Opuscula Philolichenum 7: 79–100. PDF (RLL List # 217 / Rec.# 31144 - Recent Literature on Lichens)   (Description of Cladonia petrophila: pp. 91-92) (Plate 3, p. 88, C. petrophila: Fig. 4, pycnidium; Fig. 5, mature apothecia and primary squamules; Fig. 6, mature apothecia) (Plate 4, p.94, C. petrophila: Fig. 1, habitat; Fig. 2, primary squamules; Fig. 3, thallus)
  • Hinds, J.W. and Hinds, P.L. (2007) Cladonia Hill ex P. Browne, 1756 (pp. 151-217) In, The Macrolichens of New England. - Memoirs of the New York Botanical Garden No. 96. New York Botanical Garden Press, Bronx, New York. 584 pp. (Description of Cladonia petrophila: pp. 195-196; color photo: p. 195, Fig. 75)
  • Thomson, J.W. (2003) Cladonia P. Browne (pp. 73-90) In, Lichens of Wisconsin. Wisconsin State Herbarium, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 386 pages. (Description of Cladonia petrophila: p. 85)

Vernacular name[edit]

English: Rock-loving cladonia