Lepraria borealis


Taxonavigation: Lecanorales 

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

Familia: Stereocaulaceae
Genus: Lepraria
Species: Lepraria borealis



Lepraria borealis Loht. & Tønsberg, 1994

Substrate and ecology: On sun-exposed to shaded rocks (mainly sandstones, often vertical faces), on mosses over rocks, on mosses over shaded bark.


  • Lohtander & Tønsberg, Ann. Bot. Fennici 31: 224 (1994)
  • Lohtander, K. (1994) The genus Lepraria in Finland. - Annales Botanici Fennici 31: 223–231. (Illustration of L. borealis: p. 225)
  • Engelen, A.; Convey, P. and Ott, S. (2010) Life history strategy of Lepraria borealis at an Antarctic inland site, Coal Nunatak. The Lichenologist 42(3):, 339-346. (DOI: 10.1017/S0024282909990600)
  • Flakus, A.; Elix, J.A.; Rodriguez, P. and Kukwa, M. (2011). New species and records of Lepraria ( Stereocaulaceae, lichenized Ascomycota) from South America. The Lichenologist 43(1): 57–66. (doi:10.1017/S0024282910000502) (L. borealis new to South America)
  • Tønsberg, T. (2004) Lepraria (pp. 322-329) 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. (Description of L. borealis: pp. 323-324; distribution map for Sonoran Desert Region: p. 324)
  • Index Fungorum
  • LIAS
  • USDA Plants Database
  • North American Lichen Checklist, Version (#14) 8 Oct 2008

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