Heterodermia erecta


Taxonavigation: Caliciales 

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

Familia: Physciaceae
Genus: Heterodermia
Species: Heterodermia erecta


Heterodermia erecta Lendemer, 2009

Mycobank #512894.

Diagnosis: Ab H. hypoleuca lobis brevioribus, erectioribus, sorediosis differt.

Type: U.S.A. NORTH CAROLINA. Graham Co.: Nantahala National Forest, Cherohala Skyway [NC 143], Mudd Gap, elev. 1388 m., Fagus–dominated hardwood forest, on bole of fallen Fagus, 1.x.1997, R.C. Harris 41044 (NY, holotype).

Ecology: Heterodermia erecta is known only from hardwood forests of high elevations of the southern Appalachian Mountains of eastern North America.


  • Lendemer, Opuscula Philolichenum 6: 13 (2009)
  • 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 erecta discussed on p. 13; Plate 14, p. 32, geographic distribution map) (Plate 6, p. 15, color photos of H. erecta: Fig. 1, thallus; Figs. 2-3, secondary lobes; Fig. 4, soralia; Fig. 5, underside; Fig. 6, lobes of thallus)

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