Flavopunctelia is a genus of foliose lichens in the family Parmeliaceae.[2] The genus contains species that are widespread in temperate and tropical areas.[3] The genus is characterised by broad, yellow-green lobes, point-like (punctiform) pseudocyphellae on the thallus surface, and bifusiform conidia (i.e., threadlike with a swelling at both ends). All species contain usnic acid as a major secondary chemical in the cortex. Flavopunctelia was originally conceived as a subgenus of Punctelia by Hildur Krog in 1982;[4] Mason Hale promoted it to generic status in 1984.[5]

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Flavopunctelia soredica
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Ascomycota
Class: Lecanoromycetes
Order: Lecanorales
Family: Parmeliaceae
Genus: Flavopunctelia
(Krog) Hale (1984)
Type species
Flavopunctelia flaventior
(Stirt.) Hale (1984)

F. borrerioides
F. darrowii
F. flaventior
F. lobulata
F. praesignis
F. soredica

  • Punctelia subgen. Flavopunctelia Krog (1982)



  1. ^ "Synonymy: Flavopunctelia (Krog) Hale, Mycotaxon 20(2): 682 (1984)". Species Fungorum. Retrieved 13 March 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. ^ Kirk PM, Cannon PF, Minter DW, Stalpers JA (2008). Dictionary of the Fungi (10th ed.). Wallingford, UK: CABI. p. 259. ISBN 978-0-85199-826-8.
  4. ^ Krog, Hildur (1982). "Punctelia, a new lichen genus in the Parmeliaceae". Nordic Journal of Botany. 2 (3): 287–292. doi:10.1111/j.1756-1051.1982.tb01191.x.
  5. ^ Hale Jr, Mason E. (1983). "Flavopunctelia, a new genus in the Parmeliaceae (Ascomycotina)". Mycotaxon. 20 (2): 681–682.
  6. ^ Kurokawa, S. (1999). "Notes on Flavopunctelia and Punctelia (Parmeliaceae)". Bulletin of the Botanic Gardens of Toyama. 4: 25–32.
  7. ^ Elix, John A.; Adler, M.T. (1987). "A new species of Flavoparmelia and Flavopunctelia (lichenized Ascomycotina) from Argentina". Mycotaxon. 30: 335–338.