Melanohalea subolivacea


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 subolivacea


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

Basionym: Parmelia subolivacea Nyl.


  • Melanelia subolivacea (Nyl.) Essl., Mycotaxon 7(1): 49 (1978)
  • Parmelia subolivacea Nyl.


  • Mycol. Res. 108(8): 883 (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 subolivacea and color photo: p. 204)
  • 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 subolivacea: pp. 440-441; distribution map for North America: p. 440; color photo: p. 441, plate 508 [as Melanelia subolivacea])
  • 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 subolivacea: p. 284 [as Melanelia subolivacea])
  • Thomson, J.W. (2003) Melanelia Essl. (pp. 140-144) In, Lichens of Wisconsin. Wisconsin State Herbarium, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 386 pages. (Description of Melanohalea subolivacea: p. 144 [as Melanelia subolivacea])
  • St. Clair, L.L. (1999) Melanelia Essl. (pp. 116-120) In, A color guidebook to common Rocky Mountain lichens. M.L. Bean Life Science Museum of Brigham Young University Publisher, 242 pp. (Description of Melanohalea subolivacea and color photo: p. 120 [as Melanelia subolivacea])

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English: Brown-eyed camouflage lichen