Lepraria nivalis

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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 nivalis


Lepraria nivalis J.R.Laundon, 1992

Substrate and ecology: On rocks, including granite, sandstone, rhyolite, basalt, and often on cliff-faces.


  • Crocynia crassissima sensu auct. brit. p.max.p., 2002
  • Crocynia murorum de Lesd.
  • Lepraria crassissima sensu auct. brit. p.max.p, 2002
  • Lepraria murorum de Lesd., 1949

Replaced synonym: Lepraria murorum de Lesd., 1949
Competing synonym: non Lepraria murorum Hook., 1833


  • J.R. Laundon, Lichenologist 24: 327 (1992)
  • Laundon, J.R. (1992a) Lepraria in the British Isles. Lichenologist 24: 315–350.
  • 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 black-and-white photo of Lepraria nivalis: p. 213)
  • 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. nivalis: pp. 346-347)
  • 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. nivalis and distribution map for the Sonoran Desert Region: p. 327)
  • 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 nivalis: pp. 541-542)
  • Index Fungorum
  • LIAS
  • USDA Plants Database
  • North American Lichen Checklist, Version (#14) 8 Oct 2008

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