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Taxonavigation: Pleosporales 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Fungi
Subregnum: Dikarya
Divisio: Ascomycota
Subdivisio: Pezizomycotina
Classis: Dothideomycetes
Subclassis: Pleosporomycetidae
Ordo: Pleosporales

Familia: Mycoporaceae
Genus: Mycoporum
Species: M. acervatum – M. antecellens – M. biseptatum – M. buckii – M. californicum – M. compositum – M. elabens – M. eschweileri – M. fuscocinereum – M. hippocastani – M. lacteum – M. mycoporoides – M. pycnocarpoides – M. quercus – M. sparsellum – M. uniloculatum



Mycoporum Flot. ex Nyl., 1855

Type species: Mycoporum elabens Flot. ex Nyl., 1855

Family: Xanthopyreniaceae   (Source: Aptroot 2002)

Life habit: Non-lichenized, saprobic or rarely lichenized

Thallus: Crustose, mostly immersed within the substrate



Primary references

  • Flot. ex Nyl., Mém. Soc. Sci. Nat. Cherbourg 3: 186 (1855)


  • Aptroot, A. (2002) Mycoporum (pp. 287-288) 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.# 23082] - (Recent Literature on Lichens)**
  • Coppins, B.J. (1992) Mycoporum Flotow ex Nyl. 1855 (pp. 394-395) 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.   **[RLL List # 151 / Rec.# 15105] - (Recent Literature on Lichens)**
  • Dobson, F.S. (2000) (Fourth edition) Mycoporum (pp. 237-238) 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)** (Diagram of ascus of Mycoporum: p. 237)
  • Harris, R.C. (1995) More Florida Lichens. Including the 10ø Tour of the Pyrenolichens. - Publ. by the Author, Bronx, N.Y.. 192 pp.   **[RLL List # 161 / Rec.# 7816] - (Recent Literature on Lichens)** (PDF file)

Vernacular names

English: Mycoporum lichens