Lepraria lobificans

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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 lobificans


Lepraria lobificans Nyl., 1873

Substrate and ecology: On soil, over mosses, on bark, in moderately shaded and dry niches on soil banks, rock overhangs and tree trunks.



  • Nyl., Flora 56: 196 (1873)
  • Nylander, W. (1873) Observata lichenologica in Pyrenaeis orientalibus. III. La Massane; IV. Collioure; V. Perpinianum. - Flora (Regensburg)\Flora 56: 65–75, 193-205, 205-207.
  • Brodo, I.M., Sharnoff, S.D. and Sharnoff, S. (2001) Lepraria (pp. 396-397) In, Lichens of North America. Yale University Press, New Haven, 795 pages. (Description of L. lobificans: pp. 396-397; distribution map for North America: p. 396; color photo: p. 397, plate 445)
  • Dobson, F.S. (2000) (Fourth edition) Lepraria (pp. 210-213) In, Lichens: An illustrated guide to the British and Irish species. The Richmond Publishing Co., Ltd., Slough, England, 431 pp. (Description, distribution map, and color photo of Lepraria lobificans: p. 212)
  • Flakus, A.; Elix, J.A.; Rodriguez, P. and Kukwa, M. (2011). New species and records of Lepraria ( Stereocaulaceae, lichenized Ascomycota) from South America. The Lichenologist 43(1): 57–66. (doi:10.1017/S0024282910000502) (L. lobificans new to Argentina)
  • Laundon, J.R. (1992a) Lepraria in the British Isles. Lichenologist 24: 315–350. (Lepraria lobificans: p. 329)
  • Laundon, J.R. (1992) Lepraria Ach. (1803) (pp. 344-347) In: Purvis, O.W., Coppins, B.J., Hawksworth, D.L., James, P.W. and Moore, D.M. (eds.) The Lichen Flora of Great Britain and Ireland. London: Natural History Museum Publication, 710 pp. (Description of L. lobificans: p. 346)
  • Thomson, J.W. (2003) Lepraria (pp.130-132). In, Lichens of Wisconsin. Wisconsin State Herbarium, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 386 pages. (Description of L. lobificans: p. 131)
  • Tønsberg, T. (1992) The sorediate and isidiate, corticolous, crustose lichens in Norway. Sommerfeltia 14: 1–331. (Illustration of L. lobificans: p. 202)
  • Tønsberg, T. (2004) Lepraria (pp. 322-329) In: Nash III, T.H., Ryan, B.D., Diederich, P., Gries, C. and Bungartz, F. (eds.), Lichen Flora of the Greater Sonoran Desert Region, Vol. 2. Lichens Unlimited, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, 742 pages. (Description of L. lobificans and distribution map for the Sonoran Desert Region: p. 327)
  • van Herk, K. and Aptroot, A. (2004) Lepraria (pp. 232-235) In, Veldgids Korstmossen. Koninkliijke Nederlandse Natuurhistorische Vereniging, 423 pages; in Dutch. (Description of L. lobificans: p. 232; color photo: p. 233)
  • Wirth, V. (1995) Lepraria (pp. 535-542 - Teil 2) In, Die Flechten Baden-Württembergs, Teil 1 & 2. Eugen Ulmer GmbH & Co., Stuttgart. 1006 pp.; in German. (Description of Lepraria lobificans: p. 541)
  • LIAS
  • USDA Plants Database
  • North American Lichen Checklist, Version (#14) 8 Oct 2008
  • Index Fungorum
  • MycoBank

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Vernacular names[edit]

English: Fluffy dust lichen,   Dust lichen
Nederlands: Gelobde poederkorst