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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: Melanelixia
Species: M. albertana – M. californica – M. fuliginosa – M. glabra – M. glabratula – M. glabroides – M. huei – M. subargentifera – M. subvillosella – M. villosella


Melanelixia O.Blanco, A. Crespo, Divakar, Essl., D. Hawksw. & Lumbsch, 2004

Type species: Melanelixia glabra (Schaer.) O.Blanco, A. Crespo, Divakar, Essl., D. Hawksw. & Lumbsch, 2004

Etymology: From the genus, Melanelia and Elix, in honor of lichenologist, Jack Elix.


  • Blanco, O.; Crespo, A.; Divakar, P.K.; Esslinger, T.L.; Hawksworth, D.L. and Lumbsch, H.T. (2004) Melanelixia and Melanohalea, two new genera segregated from Melanelia (Parmeliaceae) based on molecular and morphological data. - Mycological Research 108(8): 873–884.   (RLL List # 197 / Rec.# 26150 - Recent Literature on Lichens) (PDF file)
  • Brodo, I.M., Sharnoff, S.D. and Sharnoff, S. (2001) Melanelia (pp. 430-441) In, Lichens of North America. Yale University Press, New Haven, 795 pages.   (RLL List # 184 / Rec.# 22465 - Recent Literature on Lichens) (The Book)
  • Dobson, F.S. (2000) (Fourth edition) Parmelia (pp. 255-277) In, Lichens: An illustrated guide to the British and Irish species. The Richmond Publishing Co., Ltd., Slough, England, 431 pp.   (RLL List # 184 / Rec.# 22402 - Recent Literature on Lichens)
  • Esslinger, T.L. (2002) Melanelia (pp. 274-286) In: Nash III, T.H., Ryan, B.D, Gries, C. and Bungartz, F. (eds.), Lichen Flora of the Greater Sonoran Desert Region, Vol. 1. Lichens Unlimited, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, 532 pages.   (RLL List # 187 / Rec.# 23080 - Recent Literature on Lichens)
  • Hinds, J.W. and Hinds, P.L. (2007) Melanelia Essl., 1978 (pp. 305-321) In, The Macrolichens of New England. - Memoirs of the New York Botanical Garden No. 96. New York Botanical Garden Press, Bronx, New York. 584 pp.
  • McCune, B. and Geiser, L. (2009) Melanelixia (pp. 195-199) Macrolichens of the Pacific Northwest. (Second Edition) Oregon State University Press, Corvallis, 464 pp.
  • Thomson, J.W. (1984) Parmelia Ach. (pp. 295-318). In, American Arctic Lichens: 1. The Macrolichens. Columbia University Press, New York, 504 pages.   (RLL List # 124-96 / Rec.# 18494 - Recent Literature on Lichens)
  • Thomson, J.W. (2003) Melanelia Essl. (pp. 140-144) In, Lichens of Wisconsin. Wisconsin State Herbarium, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 386 pages.   (RLL List # 190 / Rec.# 24161 - Recent Literature on Lichens)

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