Schismatomma physconiicola

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Taxonavigation: Arthoniales 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Fungi
Subregnum: Dikarya
Divisio: Ascomycota
Subdivisio: Pezizomycotina
Classis: Arthoniomycetes
Ordo: Arthoniales

Familia: Roccellaceae
Genus: Schismatomma
Species: Schismatomma physconiicola


Schismatomma physconiicola Ertz & Diederich, 2006

Type: Mexico, Baja California: Guadalupe Island, narrow E-W canyon into the southern peak on the east side with rocky outcrops.

Life habit: Non-lichenized, lichenicolous.

Host: On the upper surface of the thallus of a terricolous Physconia species.

Note: First known non-lichenized, lichenicolous species of Schismatomma.


  • Ertz, D. and Diederich, P. (2006) The first lichenicolous species of Schismatomma (Roccellaceae), S. physconiicola sp. nov., from Mexico. The Bryologist 109(3): 415–420. (Black-and-white photos: p. 416, fig. 1A and 1B, thallus) (p. 417, fig. 2A and 2B, section through ascoma; fig. 2C and 2D, crystals; fig. 2E, ascospores; fig. 2F, immature ascus; fig. 2G, mature ascus) (p. 418, fig. 3, diagram of ascus, ascospores and conidia) [1]
  • Ertz, D. and Diederich, P. (2007) Schismatomma (p. 397) 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 S. physconiicola: p. 397)

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