Lepraria lanata

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Taxonavigation: Lecanorales 

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

Familia: Cladoniaceae
Genus: Lepraria
Species: Lepraria lanata


Lepraria lanata Tønsberg, 2007

Type: U.S.A., Tennessee, Sevier County: Great Smoky Mountains National Park, along the Boulevard Trail.

Etymology: lanata refers to the consoredia which resemble balls of wool.

Substratum: On rock (most specimens).


  • Tønsberg, Opuscula Philolichenum 4: 51 (2007)
  • Tønsberg, T. (2007) Notes on the lichen genus Lepraria in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, southeastern North America: Lepraria lanata and L. salazinica spp. nov. Opuscula Philolichenum 4: 51–54. (Color photo of L. lanata: p. 53, fig. 1)
  • Index Fungorum
  • North American Lichen Checklist, Version (#14) 8 Oct 2008

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