Vulpicida tilesii

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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: Vulpicida
Species: Vulpicida tilesii


Vulpicida tilesii (Ach.) J.-E.Mattsson & M.J.Lai, 1993

Basionym: Cetraria tilesii Ach., 1814


  • Cetraria tilesii Ach., Syn. meth. lich.: 228 (1814)
  • Platysma tilesii (Ach.) Nyl.


  • J.-E. Mattsson & M.J. Lai, Mycotaxon 46: 428 (1993)
  • Mattsson, J.-E. (1993) A monograph of the genus Vulpicida (Parmeliaceae, Ascomycetes). - Opera Botanica 119: 1–61.   (RLL List # 155 / Rec.# 12483 - Recent Literature on Lichens)
  • Mattsson, J.-E. and Lai, M.-J. (1993) Vulpicida, a new genus in Parmeliaceae (Lichenized Ascomycetes). Mycotaxon 46: 425–428.   (RLL List # 151 / Rec.# 12477 - Recent Literature on Lichens) (Web site)
  • Brodo, I.M., Sharnoff, S.D. and Sharnoff, S. (2001) Vulpicida (pp. 729-733) In, Lichens of North America. Yale University Press, New Haven, 795 pages. (Description of V. tilesii: pp. 731-732; distribution map for North America: p. 731; color photo: p. 732, plate 901)
  • McCune, B. and Geiser, L. (2009) Vulpicida (pp. 375-377) Macrolichens of the Pacific Northwest. (Second Edition) Oregon State University Press, Corvallis, 464 pp. (Color photo of V. tilesii: p. 375)
  • St. Clair, L.L. (1999) Vulpicida J.-E. Mattsson & M.J. Lai (p. 208-211) 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 of V. tilesii and color photo: p. 211)

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Vernacular names[edit]

English: Goldtwist,   Limestone sunshine lichen