Gyalectidium catenulatum


Taxonavigation: Graphidales 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Fungi
Subregnum: Dikarya
Divisio: Ascomycota
Subdivisio: Pezizomycotina
Classis: Lecanoromycetes
Subclassis: Ostropomycetidae
Ordo: Graphidales

Familia: Gomphillaceae
Genus: Gyalectidium
Species: Gyalectidium catenulatum


Gyalectidium catenulatum (Cavalc. & A.A. Silva) L.I. Ferraro, Lücking & Sérus., 2000

Substrate and ecology: On leaves in rather exposed situations in tropical and subtropical wet and moist forests.

World distribution: Neotropics

Note: Of the many species in the genus Gyalectidium only three have a smooth thallus and lack calcium oxalate crystals; the three are: Gyalectidium catenulatum, Gyalectidium conchiferum and Gyalectidium yahriae (Lücking 2004).



Primary referencesEdit

  • Ferraro & Lücking, Trop. Bryol. 19: 64 (2000)
  • Ferraro, L.I. and Lücking, R. (2000) Adiciones a la flora liquénica foliícola de Argentina, Paraguay Oriental y regiones limítrofes de Brasil. - Tropical Bryology 19: 59–72.   **[RLL List # 184 / Rec.# 22253] - (Recent Literature on Lichens)**

Additional referencesEdit

  • Lücking, R. (2004) Gyalectidium (pp. 125-126) 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.   **[RLL List # 196 / Rec.# 25903] - (Recent Literature on Lichens)** (Discussion of Gyalectidium catenulatum: p. 126)
  • Lücking, R.; Buck, W.R. and Rivas Plata, E. (2007) The lichen family Gomphillaceae (Ostropales) in eastern North America, with notes on hyphophore development in Gomphillus and Gyalideopsis. - The Bryologist 110(4): 622–672.   **[RLL List # 209 / Rec.# 29646] - (Recent Literature on Lichens)** (JSTOR) (Discussion of Gyalectidium catenulatum: pp. 640-641; black-and-white photo: p. 640, fig. 12C)


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