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Lecanora tartarea

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Lecanora tartarea

Lecanora muralis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Ascomycota
Class: Lecanoromycetes
Subclass: Lecanoromycetidae
Order: Lecanorales
Suborder: Lecanorineae
Genus: Lecanora
Type species
Lecanora subfusca
(L.) Ach.

Lecanora conizaeoides[1]
Lecanora chlarotera[1]
Lecanora dispersa[1]
Lecanora muralis[1]

Lecanora is a genus of lichen belonging to the suborder Lecanorineae.[2]

Historical Mention

Lecanora tartarea was probably the Viking dye-moss (Old Norse: lit-mosi from litr "dye" + mosi "moss") from which the English word litmus derives because it is commonly found in Norway and Sweden.[3]



External links

  • Index Fungorum
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