Sarcogyne is a genus of crustose lichens in the family Acarosporaceae.[2] It was circumscribed by German botanist Julius von Flotow in 1850. A proposal has been put forth in 2021 to assign Sarcogyne clavus as the type species of the genus, "as it represents the original concept of Sarcogyne as having melanized lecideine apothecia without algae in the margin".[3]

Sarcogyne regularis (EU).jpg
Sarcogyne regularis (parasitized)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Ascomycota
Class: Lecanoromycetes
Order: Acarosporales
Family: Acarosporaceae
Genus: Sarcogyne
Flot. (1850)
Type species
Sarcogyne clavus, typ. cons. prop.
(DC.) Kremp. (1861)


As of November 2021, Species Fungorum accepts 26 species of Sarcogyne.[4]



  1. ^ "Synonymy: Sarcogyne Flot". Species Fungorum. CAB International. Retrieved 2015-05-14.
  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. ^ Knudsen, Kerry; Arcadia, Linda; Wirth, Volkmar (2021). "(2834) Proposal to conserve the name Sarcogyne ( Acarosporaceae , lichenised Ascomycota ) with a conserved type". Taxon. 70 (5): 1129–1131. doi:10.1002/tax.12577.
  4. ^ Source dataset. Species Fungorum Plus: Species Fungorum for CoL+. "Sarcogyne". Catalogue of Life Version 2021-10-18. Retrieved 8 November 2021.