Calathaspis is a lichen genus in the family Cladoniaceae.[1] A monotypic genus, Calathapsis contains the single species Calathaspis devexa, which is found in Papua New Guinea in middle- and high-altitude forests at altitudes ranging from 2,000–4,000 metres (6,600–13,100 ft). The genus name, which combines the Greek κάλαθος (vase-shaped vessel) and κάλαθος ("shield"), refers to the shape of the apothecia. The species epithet devexa, from the Latin devexus ("sloping downward"), refers to the arrangement of the thalline laciniae.[2]

Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Ascomycota
Class: Lecanoromycetes
Order: Lecanorales
Family: Cladoniaceae
Genus: Calathaspis
I.M.Lamb & W.A.Weber (1972)
C. devexa
Binomial name
Calathaspis devexa
I.M.Lamb & W.A.Weber (1972)


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