Psora nipponica

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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 nipponica


Psora nipponica (Zahlbr.) Gotth. Schneider, 1979

North American distribution: CANADA, Alberta, British Columbia; U.S.A., Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming; MEXICO, Baja California

  • Lecidea nipponica Zahlbr., Bot. Mag. Tokyo 41: 330 (1927) Type: Japan, Hondo, Miyogisan, Faurie 5832 (holotype, W)


  • Psora novomexicana B. de Lesd., Rev. Bryol. Lichénol. 12: 49 (1942). Type: U.S.A., New Mexico, Santa Fe County, Espirito Santo Creek, 11 June 1938, Brouard 22405 (isotype, COLO)


Primary references[edit]

  • G. Schneider, Bibliotheca Lichenol. 13: 117 (1980) ("1979")


  • Brodo, I.M.; Sharnoff, S.D. and Sharnoff, S. (2001) Psora (p. 597-604) In, Lichens of North America. Yale University Press, New Haven, 795 pages.   **[RLL List # 184 / Rec.# 22402] - (Recent Literature on Lichens)** (Discussion of Psora nipponica: pp. 601-602; distribution map for North America: p. 601; color photo: p. 602, plate 728)
  • St. Clair, L.L. (1999) Psora Hoffm. (pp. 164-171) In - A color guidebook to common Rocky Mountain lichens. M.L. Bean Life Science Museum of Brigham Young University Publisher, 242 pp.   **[RLL List # 180 / Rec.# 21417] - (Recent Literature on Lichens)** (Description of Psora nipponica and color photo: p. 170)
  • Thomson, J.W. (1997) Psora Hoffm. (pp. 505-513) In, American Arctic Lichens: 2. The Microlichens. The University of Wisconsin Press, 675 pages.   **[RLL List # 170 / Rec.# 18517] - (Recent Literature on Lichens)** (Discussion of Psora nipponica and distribution map for the American arctic: p. 510)
  • Timdal, E. (1986) A revision of Psora (Lecideaceae) in North America. - The Bryologist 89: 253–275.   **[RLL List # 131 / Rec.# 18653] - (Recent Literature on Lichens)** (JSTOR) (PDF file - 47 MB) (Discussion of [No. 10] Psora nipponica: pp. 266-267; black-and-white photo: p. 267, Fig. 20; distribution map for North America: p. 263, Fig. 16)
  • 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) (Discussion of Psora nipponica and distribution map for the Sonoran region: p. 426)


Links to photos[edit]

  • The Lichen Herbarium, Natural History Museum, University of Oslo, Norway (Photo Gallery) - Psora nipponica
  • U.S. Forest Service - Lichens Photo Gallery (Photo by Rick Demmer) - Psora nipponica

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Butterfly scale lichen,   Japanese fishscale lichen