Pertusaria andersoniae

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Taxonavigation: Pertusariales 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Fungi
Subregnum: Dikarya
Divisio: Ascomycota
Subdivisio: Pezizomycotina
Classis: Lecanoromycetes
Subclassis: Ostropomycetidae
Ordo: Pertusariales

Familia: Pertusariaceae
Genus: Pertusaria
Species: Pertusaria andersoniae


Pertusaria andersoniae Lendemer, 2009

Note: Spelled as P. andersoniae by Index Fungorum

Mycobank #512899.

Diagnosis: Pertusariae stalactizae similis, sed isidiis grandioribus, et dispersus.

Type: U.S.A. NORTH CAROLINA. Avery Co.: Grandfather Mountain, 1936, G.P. Anderson s.n. (NY, holotype).

Etymology: The epithet “andersonii” honors the collector of the type, Gladys P. Anderson (1888–?), a North American lichenologist active in the early 20th century. (Note: since Anderson is a female, the specific epithet needs to end in ae)

Ecology and Distribution: Pertusaria andersoniae is presently known only from high elevations of the southern Appalachians (North Carolina and Virginia, USA).


  • Lendemer, J.C. (2009) Pertusaria andersonii (Pertusariaceae, Lichenized Ascomycetes), a new species from high elevations of the southern Appalachian Mountains of eastern North America. Opuscula Philolichenum 6: 55–58. PDF (Plate 1., p. 56, color photos of P. andersoniae: Fig. 1, isidia; Fig. 2, apothecia; Fig. 3-4, detail of isidia; Fig. 6 ascospores) (Plate 1, P. stalactiza: Fig. 5, thallus with isidia) (Plate 2: distribution map for P. andersoniae)


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