Usnea lambii (Imshaug) Wirtz & Lumbsch, 2011



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Neuropogon lambii Imshaug, 1954


Conservation Status

Last record: 1942 (Weber, 1973)

Rediscovered: September 1972 (Weber, 1973)



Washington, USA


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Imshaug, H. A. (1954). A new species of Neuropogon from the United States. Rhodora 56: 154-157.

Other references:

Esslinger, T. L. (2018). A cumulative checklist for the lichen-forming, lichenicolous and allied fungi of the continental United States and Canada, Version 22. Opuscula Philolichenum 17: 6-268.

Imshaug, H. A. (1957). Alpine lichens of the United States and adjacent Canada. I. The Macrolichens. The Bryologist 60: 177-272.

Lumbsch, H. T. and Wirtz, N. (2011). Phylogenetic relationships of the neuropogonoid core group in the genus Usnea (Ascomycota, Parmeliaceae). The Lichenologist. 43(6):553-559. [Abstract]

Printzen, C. (2008). Uncharted terrain: the phylogeography of arctic and boreal lichens. Plant Ecology & Diversity 1(2): 265-271.

Weber, William A. (1973). Rediscovery of Neuropogon lambii. The Bryologist 76(2): 305. [Abstract]

Wirtz, N., Printzen, C. and Lumbsch, H. T. (2008). The delimitation of Antarctic and bipolar species of neuropogonoid Usnea (Ascomycota, Lecanorales): A cohesion approach of species recognition for the Usnea perpusilla complex. Mycological Research 112: 472-484.


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