Lecanora gyrophorica

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Taxonavigation: Lecanorales 

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

Familia: Lecanoraceae
Genus: Lecanora
Species: Lecanora gyrophorica


Lecanora gyrophorica Lendemer, 2009

Mycobank #515360.

Diagnosis: Lecanorae muralis similis sed acidum gyrophoricum continens.

Type: U.S.A. MISSOURI. Lawrence Co.: Paris Springs Access, ca. 3.5 mi W of Halltown, ca. 0.5 mi N of jct of Hwys 96 & 266, vicinity of Turnback Cave, 37°11'39"N, 93°41' 34"W, mesic E-facing limestone bluff, on chert in overgrown glade, 27.iii.2006, J.C. Lendemer 6460 (NY, holotype).

Etymology: The epithet denotes the unusual cortical chemistry of the species.


  • Lendemer, in Knudsen & Lendemer, Opuscula Philolichenum 7: 22 (2009)
  • Knudsen, K. and Lendemer, J.C. (2009) Two new species of Lecanora with gyrophoric acid from North America. Opuscula Philolichenum 7: 21–28.   (RLL List # 217 / Rec. # 31060 - Recent Literature on Lichens) PDF (Plate 1, p. 23: distribution map of Lecanora gyrophorica) (Plate 2, p. 25, L. gyrophorica: Fig. 1, thallus and habit; Fig. 2, glade in Cookson County, Oklahoma)

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