Lecanographa insolita


Taxonavigation: Arthoniales 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Fungi
Subregnum: Dikarya
Divisio: Ascomycota
Subdivisio: Pezizomycotina
Classis: Arthoniomycetes
Ordo: Arthoniales

Familia: Lecanographaceae
Genus: Lecanographa
Species: Lecanographa insolita



Lecanographa insolita Lendemer & K. Knudsen, 2010

Mycobank: Number 516769

Diagnosis: Ab Lecanactis latebrarum erythrinicum et Trebouxia continens, acido leprarico et Trentepohlia nullo differt.

Type: U.S.A. CALIFORNIA: Santa Barbara Co., Transverse Range, Channel Islands National Park, Santa Rosa Island, Lobos Canyon at road crossing, Santa Rosa Island North Quad., 96 m, 34o 00' 10" N, 120o 05' 26" W, oaks, coastal sage shrubs, on exposed sandstone in canyon wall, 13 VI 2009, Knudsen 11401 (NY, holotype; UCR, isotype).

Etymology: The epithet insolita, meaning strange or unusual denotes the different photobiont of this species compared to the rest of genus and family.

Distribution: Known only from a handful of populations at two geographically restricted localities along the Pacific Coast.

Ecology: On sandstone in Lobos Canyon on Santa Rosa Island.


  • Lendemer, J.C. and Knudsen, K. (2010) Lecanographa insolita, an unusual new species of Roccellaceae from western North America. The Bryologist 113(2): 350–355. (DOI: 10.1639/0007-2745-113.2.350) (Figure 1.A-D, Macroscopic morphology of Lecanographa insolita; Figure 2.A., Distribution map, 2.B., Type locality; Figure 3.A & B, Electron micrographs)

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