Heterodermia crocea


Taxonavigation: Caliciales 

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

Familia: Physciaceae
Genus: Heterodermia
Species: Heterodermia crocea


Heterodermia crocea R.C. Harris, 1990

Typification Details: Holotype NY, Harris 23719

Host-Substratum/Locality: In mature Pinus clausa forest: Florida

Ecology and Distribution: This species is common in southeastern North America, with scattered populations at middle and low elevations of the southern Appalachian Mountains. It is most frequently found on the bark of hardwood trees, but occasionally also occurs on rock.


  • R.C. Harris, Some Florida Lichens (New York): 78 (1990)
  • Harris, R.C. (1990) Some Florida Lichens. - Publ. by the Author, Bronx, N.Y.. 109 pp.   (RLL List # / Rec. # 7810 - Recent Literature on Lichens)
  • Brodo, I.M., Sharnoff, S.D. and Sharnoff, S. (2001) Heterodermia (pp. 334-341) In, Lichens of North America. Yale University Press, New Haven, 795 pages. (Description of Heterodermia crocea and distribution map for North America: p. 335; color photo: p. 336, plate 359)
  • Lendemer, J.C. (2009) A synopsis of the lichen genus Heterodermia (Physciaceae, lichenized Ascomycota) in eastern North America. Opuscula Philolichenum 6: 1–36.   (RLL List # 214 / Rec. # 31135 - Recent Literature on Lichens) (PDF file) (Heterodermia crocea: p. 12; Plate 14, p. 32, geographic distribution map) (Plate 5, p. 10, color photos of Heterodermia crocea: Figs. 1-2, soralia and isidia; Fig. 3, lower surface; Fig. 4, thallus margin and lobes; Fig. 5, thallus)

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English: Orange-bellied fringe lichen