Nephromopsis sphaerosporella

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Nephromopsis sphaerosporella


Taxonavigation: Lecanorales 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Fungi
Subregnum: Dikarya
Divisio: Ascomycota
Subdivisio: Pezizomycotina
Classis: Lecanoromycetes
Subclassis: Lecanoromycetidae
Ordo: Lecanorales

Familia: Parmeliaceae
Subfamilia: Parmelioideae
Genus: Nephromopsis
Species: Nephromopsis sphaerosporella


Nephromopsis sphaerosporella (Müll.Arg.) Divakar, A.Crespo & Lumbsch in Divakar et al., Fung. Diversity 84(1): 113 (2017). [MycoBank #820175]


  • Parmelia sphaerosporella Müll.Arg., Flora [Regensburg] 74(3): 378 (1891). [MycoBank #398286]
Typification Details: Typification: K(M), Lyall s.n.
Host-Substratum/Locality: On bark: Oregon, USA

Homotypic synonyms[edit]

  • Ahtiana sphaerosporella (Müll.Arg.) Goward, Bryologist 88(4): 370 (1986) [1985]. [MycoBank #103009]


  • Brodo, I.M., Sharnoff, S.D. and Sharnoff, S. (2001) Ahtiana (pp. 148-150) In, Lichens of North America. Yale University Press, New Haven, 795 pages. [1] (Description of A. sphaerosporella and distribution map for North America: p. 150; color photo: p. 150, plate 98)
  • McCune, B. and Geiser, L. (1997) Macrolichens of the Pacific Northwest. - Oregon State University Press/U.S.D.A. Forest Service, Corvallis. xiv + 386 pp.   (RLL List # 169 / Rec.# 12649 - Recent Literature on Lichens) (Description and color photo of A. sphaerosporella: p. 19)
  • Ryan, B.D. (2002) Ahtiana (pp. 91-92) 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. (Description of A. sphaerosporella, and distribution map for North America: p. 92)
  • St. Clair, L.L. (1999) A Color Guidebook to Common Rocky Mountain Lichens. - M.L. Bean Life Science Museum of Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah. 242 pp.   (RLL List # 180 / Rec.# 21417 - Recent Literature on Lichens) (Description and color photo of A. sphaerosporella: p. 30)
  • Vitt, D.H., Marsh, J.E. and Bovey, R.B. (1988) Mosses, Lichens & Ferns of Northwest North America. - Lone Pine Publishing, Edmonton, Alberta, and University of Washington Press, Seattle. 296 pp.   (RLL List # 135 / Rec.# 19839 - Recent Literature on Lichens) (Illustration of A. sphaerosporella: p. 221)


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Vernacular names[edit]

English: Mountain candlewax lichen, Whitebark candlewax