Kaernefeltia californica

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Taxonavigation: Lecanorales 

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

Familia: Parmeliaceae
Subfamilia: Parmelioideae
Genus: Kaernefeltia
Species: Kaernefeltia californica


Kaernefeltia californica (Tuck.) A.Thell & Goward, 1996

Basionym: Cetraria californica Tuck., 1839



  • Thell, A. and Goward, T. (1996) The new Cetrarioid genus Kaernefeltia and related groups in the Parmeliaceae (Lichenized Ascomycotina). The Bryologist 99(2): 125–136. (JSTOR) (Black-and-white photos of Kaernefeltia thalli: page 127, figs. 1-6) (Black-and-white photos of Kaernefeltia californica: transverse section: page 129, figs. 9 & 10; section of apothecium: page 129, fig. 12; disc-bar-shaped pycnoconidia: page 129, fig. 13) (Distribution map of K. californica: page 132, fig. 26)
  • Brodo, I.M., Sharnoff, S.D. and Sharnoff, S. (2001) Kaernefeltia (pp. 365-366) In, Lichens of North America. Yale University Press, New Haven, 795 pages. (Description and distribution map of K. californica for North America: p. 365; color photo: p. 365, plate 402)
  • Kärnefelt, I. (1986) The genera Bryocaulon, Coelocaulon and Cornicularia and formerly associated taxa. Opera Bot. 86: 1–90.   (RLL List # 128-63 / Rec.# 9850 - Recent Literature on Lichens) (Illustration of K. californica: p. 40)
  • McCune, B. and Geiser, L. (1997) Macrolichens of the Pacific Northwest. Oregon State University Press, Corvallis, 386 pages. (Description and color photo of Kaernefeltia californica: p. 50 [as Cetraria californica])
  • Thell, A. (2007) Kaernefeltia (pp. 382-383) In: Nash III, T.H., Gries, C., and Bungartz, F. (eds.), Lichen Flora of the Greater Sonoran Desert Region, Vol. 3. Lichens Unlimited, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, 567 pages. (Description of K. californica: pp. 382-383)

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Vernacular names[edit]

English: Coastal thornbush lichen