Heterodermia casarettiana


Taxonavigation: Caliciales 

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

Familia: Physciaceae
Genus: Heterodermia
Species: Heterodermia casarettiana


Heterodermia casarettiana (A. Massal.) Trevis., 1868

  • Anaptychia casarettiana A. Massal., Memor. Lichenogr.: 39 (1853)

Ecology and Distribution: Heterodermia casarettiana is a widespread species occurring on rocks and trees of the southern Appalachian Mountains in eastern North America, with scattered disjunct occurrences.


Primary referencesEdit

  • Trevis., Atti Soc. ital. Sci. nat. (Modena) 11: 624 (1868)
  • Trevisan, V. (1869) Sul Genera Dimelaena di Norman. - Atti Soc. Ital. Sc. Nat. XI, 1868: 604–630.   (Mattick Rec.# 34544 - Literature on Lichens)


  • Elix, J.A. 2010: Two new species, a new combination and new chemical data for Heterodermia (Physciaceae: Ascomycota). - Australasian Lichenology 67: 3–9.   **[RLL List # 220 / Rec.# 31825] - (Recent Literature on Lichens)**   (Number 67)   (New chemical data presented)
  • Flenniken, D. (1999) Heterodermia Trevisan (pp. 115-121) In The Macrolichens In West Virginia, 231 pages, 26 plates. (Published by D. Flenniken, 2273 Blachleyville Rd, Wooster, Ohio 44691) (Description of Heterodermia casarettiana: p. 117; color photo: Plate 11, L)
  • Lendemer, J.C. (2009) A synopsis of the lichen genus Heterodermia (Physciaceae, lichenized Ascomycota) in eastern North America. Opuscula Philolichenum 6: 1–36. (PDF file) (Heterodermia casarettiana: p. 11; Plate 14, p. 32, geographic distribution map) (Plate 4, p. 9, color photos of Heterodermia casarettiana: Fig. 1-2, marginal soralia; Fig. 3, lower surface; Fig. 4, thallus)


Links to photosEdit

Vernacular namesEdit

English: Casarett's shield lichen