Opegrapha moroziana


Taxonavigation: Arthoniales 

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

Familia: Opegraphaceae
Genus: Opegrapha
Species: Opegrapha moroziana


Opegrapha moroziana Lendemer, 2009

Mycobank #512897.

Diagnosis: Opegrapha moroziana; species saxicola soraliis excavatis irregularibus, ascomatis ellipsoideis vel breviter fusiformibus, ascosporis 3-septatis et acidum psoromicum continenti distincta.

Type: U.S.A. NORTH CAROLINA. Avery Co.: Grandfather Mountain, 1924?, A.T. Beals s.n. (NY, holotype).

Etymology: Named in honor of Andrei Moroz.

Ecology and distribution: Opegrapha moroziana is a rare species presently known only from the southern Appalachians of eastern North America. It is confined to fine grained HCl- sandstones.


  • Lendemer, J.C. (2009) Opegrapha moroziana (Roccellaceae, Lichenized Ascomycetes), a new sorediate saxicolous species from eastern North America. Opuscula Philolichenum 6: 51–54. (PDF) (Plate 1, p. 53, color photos of Opegrapha moroziana: Fig. 1, thallus; Fig. 2, detail of apothecium; Fig. 3, hymenium and ascus; Fig. 4, black prothallus; Fig. 5, section of apothecium) (Plate 2, p. 54, distribution map of Opegrapha moroziana)

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