Hypotrachyna sinuosa

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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: Hypotrachyna
Subgenus: Hypotrachyna subg. Sinuosae
Species: Hypotrachyna sinuosa


Hypotrachyna sinuosa (Sm.) Hale, Smithsonian Contr. Bot. 25: 63 (1975). [MycoBank #342335]


  • Lichen sinuosus Sm. in Sm. & Sowerby, Engl. Bot. 29: tab. 2050 (1809). [MycoBank #394493]

Homotypic synonyms[edit]

  • Parmelia sinuosa (Sm.) Ach., Syn. Meth. Lich.: 207 (1814). [MycoBank #398263]
  • Imbricaria sinuosa (Sm.) Körb., Lichenogr. Germ. Spec.: 10 (1846). [MycoBank #387076]
  • Parmelia laevigata var. sinuosa (Sm.) Nyl., Syn. Meth. Lich. 1(2): 384 (1860). [MycoBank #618307]


  • Acharius, E. 1814. Synopsis methodica lichenum, sistens omnes hujus ordinis naturalis detectas plantas, quas, secundum genera, species et varietates disposuit, characteribus et differentiis emendatis definivit, nec non synonymis et observationibus selectis illustravit. 392 pp. Svanborg et Soc., Lundae. Google Books Reference page
  • Körber, G.W. 1846. Lichenographiae Germanicae specimen, parmeliacearum familiam continens.: 1–22. Grassii, Barthii et Sociorum, Vratislaviae. Reference page

  • Brodo, I.M., Sharnoff, S.D. and Sharnoff, S. (2001) Hypotrachyna (pp. 356-360) In, Lichens of North America. Yale University Press, New Haven, 795 pages. (Description of H. sinuosa and distribution map for North America: p. 360; color photo: p. 360, plate 395)
  • Hale, M.E. and Cole, M. (1988) Hypotrachyna (Vain.) Hale (pp. 57-58) In Lichens of California. University of California Press, 254 pages.   (RLL List # 138 / Rec.# 7360 - Recent Literature on Lichens) (Description of H. sinuosa: pp. 57-58; black-and-white photo: p. 58, fig. 27)
  • McCune, B. and Geiser, L. (1997) Hypotrachyna (pp. 133-134) Macrolichens of the Pacific Northwest. Oregon State University Press, Corvallis, 386 pp.   (RLL List # 169 / Rec.# 12649 - Recent Literature on Lichens) (Description of H. sinuosa and color photo: p. 134)


Links to photos[edit]

  • The Lichen Herbarium, Natural History Museum, University of Oslo, Norway (Photo Gallery) - Hypotrachyna sinuosa

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Green loop lichen,   Sinuous hypotrachyna lichen
日本語: ニュウガサウメノキゴケ