Cyphelium lucidum

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Taxonavigation: Caliciales 

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

Familia: Caliciaceae
Genus: Cyphelium
Species: Cyphelium lucidum


Cyphelium lucidum (Th. Fr.) Th. Fr., 1861

Substrate and ecology: On trunks and wood of conifers (Abies, Larix and Picea) in old mountain forests

World distribution: Europe and North America

Sonoran distribution: Arizona and California

  • Trachylia lucida Th. Fr., Öfvers. K. Vetensk.-Akad. Handl. 12(1): 18 (1855)


Primary references[edit]

  • Th. Fr., Gen. Heterolich. Eur. Recognita: 101 (1861)
  • Fries, T.H. (1861) Genera Heterolichenum Europaea recognita. - Upsaliae.   (Mattick Rec.# 33187 - Literature on Lichens)


  • Brodo, I.M., Sharnoff, S.D. and Sharnoff, S. (2001) Cyphelium (p. 291-293) In, Lichens of North America. Yale University Press, New Haven, 795 pages.   (RLL List # 184 / Rec. # 22465 - Recent Literature on Lichens) (Description of Cyphelium lucidum, and distribution map for North America: p. 292; color photo: p. 293, plate 299)
  • 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)   (Cyphelium lucidum: p. 354)
  • Tibell, L. and Ryan, B.D. (2004) Cyphelium (pp. 82-88) 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. # 25888 - Recent Literature on Lichens) (Discussion of Cyphelium lucidum and distribution map for the Sonoran region: p. 85)
  • Weber, W.A. (1967) A synopsis of the North American species of Cyphelium. - The Bryologist 70: 197–203.   (RLL List # 65 / Rec. # 20017 - Recent Literature on Lichens) (JSTOR) (Discussion of Cyphelium lucidum: p 201)

Links to photos[edit]

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Yellow soot lichen,   Soot lichen