Tremella caloplacae

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Taxonavigation: Tremellales 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Fungi
Subregnum: Dikarya
Divisio: Basidiomycota
Subdivisio: Agaricomycotina
Classis: Tremellomycetes
Ordo: Tremellales

Familia: Tremellaceae
Genus: Tremella
Species: Tremella caloplacae


Tremella caloplacae (Zahlbr.) Diederich, 2003

Life habit: Lichenicolous fungus (parasite on living lichens)

Hosts: On Caloplaca arenaria, Caloplaca arnoldii, Caloplaca aurantia, Caloplaca carphinea, Caloplaca saxicola and Xanthoria sorediata. (Source: Diederich, 2007)

Locations: Europe, Canada (British Columbia), and Greenland.

Basionym: Lindauopsis caloplacae Zahlbr., 1906



  • Diederich, Lejeunia, n.s. 173: 31 (2003)
  • Sérusiaux, E.; Diederich, P.; Ertz, D. and van den Boom, P. (2003) New or interesting lichens and lichenicolous fungi from Belgium, Luxenbourg and northern France. IX. Lejeunia 173: 1–48.   **[RLL List # 193 / Rec.# 24876] - (Recent Literature on Lichens)** (PDF file)


  • Diederich, P. (2007) New or interesting lichenicolous heterobasidiomycetes. Opuscula Philolichenum 4: 11–22.   **[RLL List # 207 / Rec.# 28558] - (Recent Literature on Lichens)** (Web site) (Description of T. caloplaca: p. 13; black-and-white photo of T. caloplacae on Xanthoria sorediata: p. 12, fig. 2)
  • Lawrey, J.D. and Diederich, P. (2011) Lichenicolous fungi – worldwide checklist, including isolated cultures and sequences available. - (4/10/2011)


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