Polysporina simplex

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Taxonavigation: Acarosporales 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Fungi
Subregnum: Dikarya
Divisio: Ascomycota
Subdivisio: Pezizomycotina
Classis: Lecanoromycetes
Subclassis: Acarosporomycetidae
Ordo: Acarosporales

Familia: Acarosporaceae
Genus: Polysporina
Species: Polysporina simplex


Polysporina simplex (Davies) Vĕzda, 1978

Substrate and ecology: On acidic or carbonaceous rocks.




  • Vĕzda, Folio geobot. phytotax. bohemoslov. 13: 399 (1978)
  • Vezda, A. (1978) Neue oder wenig bekannte Flechten in der Tschechoslowakei. II. - Folia Geobotanica et Phytotaxonomica 13: 397–420.
  • Brodo, I.M., Sharnoff, S.D. and Sharnoff, S. (2001) Polysporina (p. 580-581) In, Lichens of North America. Yale University Press, New Haven, 795 pages. (Description and color photo of P. simplex: p. 581)
  • Dobson, F.S. (2000) (Fourth edition) Polysporina (p. 315) In, Lichens: An illustrated guide to the British and Irish species. The Richmond Publishing Co., Ltd., Slough, England, 431 pp. (Description, distribution map, black-and-white photo of thallus, and diagram of an ascus: p.315)
  • Galloway, D.J. and Coppins, B.J. (1992) Polysporina (pp. 487-488) 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. (Description of P. simplex: pp. 487-488)
  • Knudsen, K. (2007) Polysporina (pp. 276-278) In: Nash III, T.H., Gries, C., and Bungartz, F. (eds.), Lichen Flora of the Greater Sonoran Desert Region, Vol. 3. Lichens Unlimited, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, 567 pages. (Description of P. simplex: pp. 277-278; distribution map for the Sonoran Desert Region: p. 278)
  • Puntillo, D. (1996) I Licheni di Calabria. Monografie XXII. Museo Regionale di Scienze Naturali, Torino: (Illustration of P. simplex: Tav. XXXII)
  • Thomson, J.W. (1997) Polysporina (pp. 485-487). In, American Arctic Lichens: 2. The Microlichens. The University of Wisconsin Press, 675 pages. (Description of P. simplex: pp. 485 & 487; black-and-white illustration, and distribution map for North America: p. 486)
  • Thomson, J.W. (2003) Polysporina (pp. 191-192). In, Lichens of Wisconsin. Wisconsin State Herbarium, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 386 pages. (Description of P. simplex: p. 192)
  • van Herk, K. and Aptroot, A. (2004) Polysporina (p. 314-315) In, Veldgids Korstmossen. Koninkliijke Nederlandse Natuurhistorische Vereniging, 423 pages; in Dutch. (Description of P. simplex: p. 314; color photo: p. 315)
  • Wirth, V. (1995) Polysporina (pp. 758-759 - Teil 2) In, Die Flechten Baden-Württembergs, Teil 1 & 2. Eugen Ulmer GmbH & Co., Stuttgart. 1006 pp.; in German. (Description of P. simplex: pp. 758-759)

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Vernacular names[edit]

English: Common coal-dust lichen;   Polysporina lichen
Nederlands: Doolhofschijfje