Schaereria brunnea

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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Fungi
Subregnum: Dikarya
Divisio: Ascomycota
Subdivisio: Pezizomycotina
Classis: Lecanoromycetes
Subclassis: Ostropomycetidae
Ordo: Sarrameanales
Familia: Schaereriaceae
Genus: Schaereria
Species: Schaereria brunnea


Schaereria brunnea Björk, T.Sprib. & T.B.Wheeler, 2009

  • MycoBank Accession Number: 511754
  • Type locality: CANADA. British Columbia: Central Interior, North Arm of Quesnel Lake, near mouth of Roaring River, 52o41.127'N, 120o53.882'W, on fine branches of Tsuga heterophylla in mixed Alectoria sarmentosa-Nephroma helveticum community ca 2 m above ground, 821 m, 29 Sep 2007, Spribille 24322 & C. Pettitt (holotype CANL).
  • Etymology: Named after the brown colour of the apothecia.
  • Habitat and distribution: Schaereria brunnea is known from only three small collections from the fine twigs of Tsuga heterophylla in cyanolichen-rich old-growth boreal rain forests.


  • Björk, T. Sprib. & T. B. Wheeler, Bryologist 112 (1): 129 (2009).
  • Spribille, T., Björk, C. R., Ekman, S., Elix, J. A., Goward, T., Printzen, C., Tønsberg, T., & Wheeler, T. (2009). Contributions to an epiphytic lichen flora of northwest North America: I. Eight new species from British Columbia inland rain forests. The Bryologist 112 (1): 109–137.   **[RLL List # 214 / Rec.# 31494] - (Recent Literature on Lichens)** (JSTOR) (Schaereria brunnea: pp. 129-131; colour photos: p. 130, habit, figs. 10A & 10B; section of apothecia: figs. 10C & 10D; external surface of excipulum: fig. 10E; ascospores: fig. 10F) (Distribution map: p. 133, fig. 12)


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