Naetrocymbe herrei


Taxonavigation: Dothideomycetes 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Fungi
Subregnum: Dikarya
Divisio: Ascomycota
Subdivisio: Pezizomycotina
Classis: Dothideomycetes

Familia: Naetrocymbaceae
Genus: Naetrocymbe
Species: Naetrocymbe herrei



Naetrocymbe herrei K. Knudsen & Lendemer, 2009

MycoBank No.: MB 512898

Diagnosis: Naetrocymbe thallo epilithico fusco Trentepohliam continenti, ascis gracilibus, 65–85 x 12–15–(20) μm et sporis parvis bicellularibus, (15.9) –18.8– (21.8) x (4.7) –5.8–(6.2) μm.

Type: U.S.A. CALIFORNIA. San Luis Obispo Co. San Simeon State Park, north the elephant seal vista, steep rocky slope above cove, 35°39’49”N, 121°15’57”W, 7 m, on volcanic rock, 15.viii.2008, K. Knudsen 10138 (NY, holotype; BR, PRM, UCR, isotypes.)

Life habit: Lichenized

Etymology: The specific epithet honors A.C.T.W. Herre (1868–1962), collector of the material that originally led Richard Harris to recognize this taxon as distinct.

Ecology and distribution: Naetrocymbe herrei is presently only known from the type locality.


  • Knudsen, K. and Lendemer, J.C. (2009) Naetrocymbe herrei (Pleosporales; Ascomycetes), a new lichenized saxicolous species from the coast of central California. - Opuscula Philolichenum 6: 59–64.   **[RLL List # 214 / Rec.# 31058] - (Recent Literature on Lichens)** (PDF file) (Line drawings of Naetrocymbe herrei: p. 60, plate 1; color photos: p. 61, plate 2)

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