Taxonavigation: Caliciales 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Fungi
Subregnum: Dikarya
Divisio: Ascomycota
Subdivisio: Pezizomycotina
Classis: Lecanoromycetes
Subclassis: Lecanoromycetidae
Ordo: Caliciales

Familia: Physciaceae
Genus: Tornabea
Species: T. scutellifera



Tornabea Østh., 1980

Replaced synonym: Tornabenia Trevis. 1853

Type: Tornabea scutellifera (With.) J.R. Laundon, 1984

Note: The genus is monotypic with Tornabea scutellifera as the only species.


  • Østhagen, H. and Sunding, P. (1980) Tornabea, nom. nov. for Tornabenia Trevisan (Lichenes), non Tornabenea Parlatore (Umbelliferae). - Taxon 29: 687–689.   (RLL List # 109-79 / Rec. # 14003 - Recent Literature on Lichens)
  • Nimis, P.L. and Tretiach, M. (1997) A revision of Tornabea, a genus of fruticose lichens new to North America. The Bryologist 100: 217–225.   (RLL List # 167 / Rec. # 13609 - Recent Literature on Lichens) (JSTOR)
  • Nimis, P.M. and Tretiach, M. (2002) Tornabea (p. 503) 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.   (RLL List # 187 / Rec. # 23148 - Recent Literature on Lichens)
  • Purvis, O.W. (1992) Tornabea Østh., 1980 (pp. 609-610) 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) (Discussion of Tornabea: p. 609)

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