Steineropsis alaskana

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Taxonavigation: Collematineae 

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

Familia: Pannariaceae
Genus: Steineropsis
Species: Steineropsis alaskana


Steineropsis alaskana T. Sprib. & Muggia, 2010

MycoBank No.: MB 516028

Diagnosis: Habitu ad speciem Placopsis cribellans reminiscens. Steinerae sorediatae similis sed differt soraliis destitutis in vicem lobulis superficialibus basaliter constrictis instructis. A Steinera glaucella differt praesentia corticis superioris paraplectenchymatici bene evoluti.

Type: U.S.A. Alaska. Skagway Borough, White Pass, 59o37.147'N, 135o09.657'W, on rock in snowbed with very late-lying snow, 1051 m elev., 31 Jul 2008, T. Spribille 26809 & S. Pérez Ortega (US, holotype; NY, isotype)

Habitat and distribution: Saxicolous in alpine snowbeds and around intermittent alpine pools. So far known only from two sites in Alaska: White Pass and Thompson Pass, near Valdez.


  • Spribille, T.; Pérez-Ortega, S.; Tønsberg, T. and Schirokauer, D. (2010) Lichens and lichenicolous fungi of the Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park, Alaska, in a global biodiversity context. The Bryologist 113(3): 439–515. (DOI: 10.1639/0007-2745-113.3.439) (Discussion of Steineropsis alaskana: pp. 454-457; color photos: p. 455, fig. 8A-D)

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