World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Roccella tinctoria

Article Id: WHEBN0024945624
Reproduction Date:

Title: Roccella tinctoria  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Litmus, Blotting paper, Arthoniomycetes, PH indicator, Violet (color)
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Roccella tinctoria

Roccella tinctoria
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Ascomycota
Class: Arthoniomycetes
Order: Arthoniales
Family: Roccellaceae
Genus: Roccella
Species: R. tinctoria
Binomial name
Roccella tinctoria
DC.

Roccella tinctoria is a species of fungus in the genus Roccella, homotypic synonym of Lecanora tinctoria (DC.) Czerwiak., 1849. It was first described by Augustin Pyramus de Candolle in 1805. It has the following varieties:

  • R. t. var. portentosa
  • R. t. var. subpodicellata
  • R. t. var. tinctoria

and formae:

  • R. t. f. complanata
  • R. t. f. tinctoria

Uses

It is used to make litmus, a mixture of several organic compounds.

lichens[1] including R. tinctoria.

References

  1. ^ Robiquet: „Essai analytique des lichens de l’orseille“, Annales de chimie et de physique, 1829, 42, p. 236–257.

External links


This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.