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Taxonavigation: Lichinales 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Fungi
Subregnum: Dikarya
Divisio: Ascomycota
Subdivisio: Pezizomycotina
Classis: Lichinomycetes
Ordo: Lichinales

Familia: Lichinaceae
Genus: Heppia
Species: H. adglutinata – H. conchiloba – H. despreauxii – H. lutosa


Heppia Nägeli ex A.Massal., 1854

Type species: Heppia adglutinata (Kremp.) A.Massal., 1854

Life habit: Lichenized.

Note: Many former species of Heppia have been transferred to the genus Peltula.


  • Nägeli ex A.Massal., Geneac. Lich.: 6/8 (1854)
  • Massalongo, A.B. (1854) Geneacaena lichenum ab A. prof. Massalongo noviter proposita ac descripta. - Tip. Antonellianis\Verona. 1-24 pp.
  • Büdel, B., Schulz, M. and Nash III, T.H. (2002) Heppia, pp. 204-207. In Nash III, T.H., Ryan, B.D, Gries, C. and Bungartz, F. (eds.), Lichen Flora of the Greater Sonoran Desert Region, Vol. I. Lichens Unlimited, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, 532 pp.
  • Henssen, A. (1994) Contribution to the morphology and species delimitation in Heppia sensu stricto (lichenized Ascomycotina). Acta Bot. Fenn. 150: 57–73.
  • Wetmore, C.M. (1970) The lichen family Heppiaceae in North America. Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 57: 158–209.
  • USDA Plants Database

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Soil ruby lichens, Earthscales;   Heppia lichens