Tuckermanopsis chlorophylla

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Taxonavigation: Lecanorales 

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

Familia: Parmeliaceae
Subfamilia: Parmelioideae
Genus: Tuckermanopsis
Species: Tuckermanopsis chlorophylla


Tuckermanopsis chlorophylla (Willd.) Hale, 1987

Substrate and ecology (Sonoran region): On bark, wood, or rock.

Basionym: Lichen chlorophyllus Willd., in Humboldt 1793


  • Cetraria chlorophylla (Willd.) Poetsch, in Poetsch & Schiderm., Meddn Soc. Fauna Flora fenn. 6: 121 (1872)
  • Cetraria scutata sensu auct. brit.; fide Checklist of Lichens of Great Britain and Ireland (2002)
  • Cetraria sepincola sensu auct. 19th C
  • Cetraria ulophylla (Ach.) Rebent., Prodr. fl. neomarch.: 313 (1804)
  • Lichen chlorophyllus Willd., in Humboldt, Fl. Friberg. Spec. (Berlin): 20 (1793)
  • Lichen sepincola sensu Dickson (1793)
  • Platysma chlorophyllum (Willd.) Vain., Meddn Soc. Fauna Flora fenn. 6: 121 (1881)
  • Platysma ulophyllum Ach., Lich. Scand. (Uppsala): 82


  • Hale, in Egan, Bryologist 90(2): 164 (1987)
  • Egan, R.S. (1987) A fifth checklist of the lichen-forming, lichenicolous and allied fungi of the continental United States and Canada. - The Bryologist 90(2): 77–173.   (RLL List # 133 / Rec.# 4699 - Recent Literature on Lichens) (JSTOR)
  • Brodo, I.M., Sharnoff, S.D. and Sharnoff, S. (2001) Tuckermanopsis (pp. 691-697) In, Lichens of North America. Yale University Press, New Haven, 795 pages. (Description of T. chlorophylla and distribution map for North America: p. 692; color photo: p. 693, plate 850)
  • Esslinger, T.L. (2004) Tuckermanopsis (pp. 546-548) In: Nash III, T.H.; Ryan, B.D.; Diederich, P.; Gries, C. and Bungartz, F. (eds.), Lichen Flora of the Greater Sonoran Desert Region, Vol. 2. Lichens Unlimited, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, 742 pages. (Description of T. chlorophylla and distribution map for the Sonoran region: p. 547)
  • Purvis, O.W. (1992) Cetraria Ach., 1803 (pp. 173-176) In: Purvis, O.W., Coppins, B.J., Hawksworth, D.L., James, P.W. and Moore, D.M. (eds.) The Lichen Flora of Great Britain and Ireland. London: Natural History Museum Publication, 710 pp. (Description of Tuckermanopsis chlorophylla: p. 174 [as Cetraria chlorophylla])
  • van Herk, K. and Aptroot, A. (2004) Tuckermanopsis Gyeln. (pp. 370-371) In, Veldgids Korstmossen. Koninkliijke Nederlandse Natuurhistorische Vereniging, 423 pages; in Dutch.   (RLL List # 196 / Rec.# 26085 - Recent Literature on Lichens) (Description of T. chlorophylla: p. 370; color photo: p. 371)
  • St. Clair, L.L. (1999) Tuckermanopsis Gyeln. (p. 195-197) 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 and color photo of T. chlorophylla: p. 196)

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Vernacular names[edit]

English: Powdered wrinkle-lichen,   Greenleaf tuckermanopsis lichen
suomi: ruskoröyhelö
Nederlands: Bruin boerenkoolmos