Opegrapha saxicola


Taxonavigation: Arthoniales 

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

Familia: Opegraphaceae
Genus: Opegrapha
Species: Opegrapha saxicola
Varietates: O. s. var. garganica – O. s. var. persoonii – O. s. var. saxicola


Opegrapha saxicola Ach., 1814

Substratum: Lichenicolous (parasites on living lichens).

Current name: Opegrapha rupestris Pers., 1794   (from North American Lichen Checklist; Aug 2008)

Primary referencesEdit

  • Acharius, E. (1814) Synopsis methodica lichenum, sistens omnes hujus ordinis naturalis detectas plantas, quas, secundum genera, species et varietates disposuit, characteribus et differentiis emendatis definivit, nec non synonymis et observationibus selectis illustravit auctor. - Lund. 392 pp.   **[Mattick Rec. # 30923] - (Recent Literature on Lichens - Mattick No.)**   (Opegrapha saxicola: p. 71)


  • Dobson, F.S. (2000) (Fourth edition) Opegrapha (p. 246-251) In, Lichens: An illustrated guide to the British and Irish species. The Richmond Publishing Co., Ltd., Slough, England, 431 pp.   **[RLL List # 184 / Rec.# 22402] - (Recent Literature on Lichens)**   (Description of Opegrapha saxicola: p. 251)
  • Pentecost, A. and James, P.W. (1992) Opegrapha (pp. 404-415) In: Purvis, O.W., Coppins, B.J., Hawksworth, D.L., James, P.W. and Moore, D.M. (eds.) The Lichen Flora of Great Britain and Ireland. London: Natural History Museum Publication, 710 pp.   **[RLL List # 151 / Rec.# 15105] - (Recent Literature on Lichens)**   (Description of Opegrapha saxicola: pp. 412-413)
  • Thomson, J.W. (1997) Opegrapha (pp. 437-438). In, American Arctic Lichens: 2. The Microlichens. The University of Wisconsin Press, 675 pages.   **[RLL List # 170 / Rec.# 18517] - (Recent Literature on Lichens)**   (Description of Opegrapha saxicola: p. 438; distribution map for North America: p. 438)


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