Heppia conchiloba

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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: Heppia conchiloba


Heppia conchiloba Zahlbr., 1902

Substratum: Usually on soil, sometimes on soil over acidic rocks, occasionally in calcareous areas.



  • Zahlbr., Beih. Bot. Centralbl. 13: 157 (1902)
  • Zahlbruckner, A. (1902) Diagnosen neuer und ungenügend beschriebener californischer Flechten. - Beihefte zum Botanischen Centralblatt\Beih. Bot. Centralbl. 13: 149–163.
  • Brodo, I.M., Sharnoff, S.D. and Sharnoff, S. (2001) Heppia (pp. 332-334) In, Lichens of North America. Yale University Press, New Haven, 795 pages. (Description of H. conchiloba: pp. 333-334; color photo: p. 333, fig. 356)
  • 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. (Description of H. conchiloba, and distribution map for the Sonoran Desert Region: p. 206)
  • Henssen, A. (1994) Contribution to the morphology and species delimitation in Heppia sensu stricto (lichenized Ascomycotina). Acta Bot. Fenn. 150: 57–73. (Illustrations of H. conchiloba: pp. 68 & 70)
  • Index Fungorum
  • LIAS
  • USDA Plants Database
  • North American Lichen Checklist, Version (#14) 8 Oct 2008

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Vernacular names[edit]

English: Common soil ruby lichen