Catolechia is a genus of lichen-forming fungi in the family Rhizocarpaceae. It is a monotypic genus,[2] containing the single species Catolechia wahlenbergii. The genus was circumscribed by German botanist Julius von Flotow in 1850.[3] He did not assign a type species for the genus; Catolechia pulchella A.Massal. (1852) was designated as the type by Gustav Wilhelm Körber in 1855.[4] This species is synonymous with Catolechia wahlenbergii.[5]

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Catolechia wahlenbergii
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Ascomycota
Class: Lecanoromycetes
Order: Rhizocarpales
Family: Rhizocarpaceae
Genus: Catolechia
Flot. (1850)
C. wahlenbergii
Binomial name
Catolechia wahlenbergii
(Ach.) Flot. (1855)

Several species that were originally described as a member of Catolechia have since been transferred to other genera. Examples include:


  1. ^ "Synonymy: Catolechia Flot., Bot. Ztg. 8(18): 367 (1850)". Species Fungorum. Retrieved 3 October 2021.
  2. ^ Wijayawardene, Nalin; Hyde, Kevin; Al-Ani, Laith Khalil Tawfeeq; Somayeh, Dolatabadi; Stadler, Marc; Haelewaters, Danny; et al. (2020). "Outline of Fungi and fungus-like taxa". Mycosphere. 11: 1060–1456. doi:10.5943/mycosphere/11/1/8.
  3. ^ Flotow, J. (1850). "Mikroskopische Flechtenstudien" [Lichen microscopic studies]. Botanische Zeitung (in German). 8: 361–369.
  4. ^ "Record Details: Catolechia Flot., Bot. Ztg. 8(18): 367 (1850)". Index Fungorum. Retrieved 3 October 2021.
  5. ^ "Record Details: Catolechia pulchella A. Massal., Ric. auton. lich. crost. (Verona): 83 (1852)". Index Fungorum. Retrieved 3 October 2021.