Heppia lutosa

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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 lutosa


Heppia lutosa (Ach.) Nyl., 1863

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

Basionym: Collema lutosum Ach., 1814


  • Collema lutosum Ach., 1814
  • Heppia brisbanensis F.Wilson, in Bailey, 1891
  • Pannaria lutosa (Ach.) Nyl., 1856


  • Nyl., Syn. meth. lich. 2(1): 45 (1863)
  • 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. lutosa, and distribution map for the Sonoran Desert Region: p. 207)
  • 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. lutosa: pp. 62 & 64)
  • Thomson, J.W. (1997) Heppia (p. 244). In, American Arctic Lichens: 2. The Microlichens. The University of Wisconsin Press, 675 pages. (Description of H. lutosa, and distribution map for North America: p. 244)
  • Thomson, J.W. (2003) Heppia (pp.106-107). In, Lichens of Wisconsin. Wisconsin State Herbarium, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 386 pages. (Description of H. lutosa: pp. 106-107)
  • Wirth, V. (1995) Heppia (pp. 417-418 - Teil 1) In, Die Flechten Baden-Württembergs, Teil 1 & 2. Eugen Ulmer GmbH & Co., Stuttgart. 1006 pp.; in German. (Description of H. lutosa: p. 418)

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English: Heppia lichen