Psora brunneocarpa

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Taxonavigation: Lecanorales 

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

Familia: Psoraceae
Genus: Psora
Species: Psora brunneocarpa


Psora brunneocarpa Timdal, 2002

Diagnosis: Squamae ad 3 mm latae, adnatae vel partim adscendentes, olivaceae vel brunneae epruinosae. Apothecia ad 1.5 mm lata, laminalia, immarginata, brunnea, epruinosa. Thallus duo acida ignota continens.

Type: MEXICO. Chihuahua, small ridge within Barranca del Cobre above Basihuare with numerous rhyolite outcrops, oaks manzanita (Arctostaphylos spp.) and dispersed pines, 27o27.0'N, 107o29.3'W, 2000 m, 1994, Timdal SON 69/4 (O, holotype).

Substrate and ecology: On soil and rock in open habitats, in Californian coastal scrub and Madrean evergreen woodland, from about sea-level up to 2000 m alt.

World distribution and Sonoran distribution: Rare in California, Baja California and Chihuahua


  • Timdal, in Nash, Ryan, Gries & Bungartz, Lichen Flora of the Greater Sonoran Desert Region (Tempe) 1: 420 (2002)
  • Timdal, E. (2002) Psora (pp. 418-430) 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.# 23117] - (Recent Literature on Lichens)** (PDF file - 27 MB) (Description of Psora brunneocarpa: pp. 420-421; distribution map for the Sonoran region: p. 421; black-and-white photo: p. 420, Fig. 85)


Links to photos[edit]

  • The Lichen Herbarium, Natural History Museum, University of Oslo, Norway (Photo Gallery) - Psora brunneocarpa

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