Melanohalea multispora


Taxonavigation: Lecanorales 

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

Familia: Parmeliaceae
Subfamilia: Parmelioideae
Genus: Melanohalea
Species: Melanohalea multispora


Melanohalea multispora (A. Schneid.) O.Blanco, A. Crespo, Divakar, Essl., D. Hawksw. & Lumbsch, 2004

Basionym: Parmelia multispora A. Schneid.



  • Mycol. Res. 108(8): 882 (2004)
  • Blanco, O.; Crespo, A.; Divakar, P.K.; Esslinger, T.L.; Hawksworth, D.L. and Lumbsch, H.T. (2004) Melanelixia and Melanohalea, two new genera segregated from Melanelia (Parmeliaceae) based on molecular and morphological data. - Mycological Research 108(8): 873–884.   (RLL List # 197 / Rec.# 26150 - Recent Literature on Lichens) (PDF file)
  • McCune, B. and Geiser, L. (2009) Melanohalea (pp. 200-204) Macrolichens of the Pacific Northwest. (Second Edition) Oregon State University Press, Corvallis, 464 pp. (Description of Melanohalea multispora, illustration of ascus and color photo of thallus: p. 202)
  • Brodo, I.M., Sharnoff, S.D. and Sharnoff, S. (2001) Melanelia (pp. 430-441) In, Lichens of North America. Yale University Press, New Haven, 795 pages. (Description of Melanohalea multispora and distribution map for North America: p. 436; color photo: p. 436, plate 500 [as Melanelia multispora])
  • Esslinger, T.L. (2002) Melanelia (pp. 274-286) In: Nash III, T.H., Ryan, B.D, Gries, C. and Bungartz, F. (eds.), Lichen Flora of the Greater Sonoran Desert Region, Vol. 1. Lichens Unlimited, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, 532 pages. (Description of Melanohalea multispora: p. 281 [as Melanelia multispora])

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English: Many-spored camouflage lichen