Lichenostigma cosmopolites

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Taxonavigation: Lichenostigmatales 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Fungi
Subregnum: Dikarya
Divisio: Ascomycota
Subdivisio: Pezizomycotina
Classis: Arthoniomycetes
Ordo: Lichenostigmatales

Familia: Phaeococcomycetaceae
Genus: Lichenostigma
Species: Lichenostigma cosmopolites


Lichenostigma cosmopolites Hafellner & Calat., 1999

Life habit: Lichenicolous fungus (parasite on living lichens)

Typification Details: Holotype VAB , Calatayud 7982.

Host-Substratum/Locality: On thallus of Xanthoparmelia tinctina: Spain.

Host (Australian Checklist): Xanthoparmelia spp.



  • Hafellner & Calat., Mycotaxon 72: 108 (1999)
  • Hafellner, J. and Calatayud, V. (1999) Lichenostigma cosmopolites, a common lichenicolous fungus on Xanthoparmelia species. - Mycotaxon 72: 107–114.   **[RLL List # 177 / Rec.# 7213] - (Recent Literature on Lichens)** (Complete article) (Illustration of Lichenostigma cosmopolites: p. 109)


  • Calatayud, V., Hafellner, J. and Navarro-Rosinés, P. (2004) Lichenostigma (pp. 664-669) 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.   **[RLL List # 196 / Rec.# 26004] - (Recent Literature on Lichens)** (Description of Lichenostigma cosmopolites and distribution map for the Sonoran Desert region: p. 666)


  • Lawrey, J.D. and Diederich, P. (2010) Lichenicolous fungi – worldwide checklist, including isolated cultures and sequences available. Internet (1/12/2011)

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