Opegrapha physciara


Taxonavigation: Arthoniales 

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

Familia: Opegraphaceae
Genus: Opegrapha
Species: Opegrapha physciara


Opegrapha physciara (Nyl.) D. Hawksw. & Coppins, 1992

Life habit: lichenicolous, parasymbiotic, non-lichenized.

Substrate and ecology: on thalli of species of the Xanthoria parietina group.

  • Lecidea physciaria Nyl., 1897


  • Lecidea physciaria Nyl., 1897
  • Leciographa physciaria (Nyl.) H. Olivier
  • Opegrapha parasitica sensu auct. brit. p. min. p., 2002


Primary referencesEdit

  • Lichenologist 24 (4): 367   (O. physciaria: p. 367)


  • Atienza, V. (1992) Peridiothelia oleae (Körber) D. Hawksw. and Opegrapha physciaria (Nyl.) D. Hawksw. & Coppins, two poorly known west Mediterranean fungal taxa. Anales Jardín Botánico de Madrid 50: 159–162.   (Illustrations of Opegrapha physciaria: fig. 1, C-N)
  • Ertz, D. and Egea, J. M. (2007) Opegrapha (pp. 255-266) In: Nash III, T. H.; Gries, C.; and Bungartz, F. (eds.), Lichen Flora of the Greater Sonoran Desert Region, Vol. 3. Lichens Unlimited, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, 567 pages. (Description of O. physciaria: pp. 263-264; distribution map for Sonoran Desert Region: p. 264)
  • Cole, M. S. and Hawksworth, D. L. (2001) Lichenicolous fungi, mainly from the USA, including Patriciomyces gen. nov. - Mycotaxon 77: 305–338. [1]


  • Index of Fungi 6: 281

Vernacular namesEdit