Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Fungi
Subregnum: Dikarya
Divisio: Ascomycota
Subdivisio: Pezizomycotina
Classis: Lecanoromycetes
Subclassis: Lecanoromycetidae
Ordo: Lecanorales

Familia: Lecanoraceae
Genus: Japewiella
Species: J. djagensis – J. dollypartoniana – J. pacifica – J. pruinosula – J. tavaresiana

Japewiella Printzen, Bryologist 102(4): 715 (2000) [1999]. [MycoBank #28388]

Type species: Japewiella carrollii (Coppins & P.James) Printzen, Bryologist 102(4): 715 (2000) [1999]. [MycoBank #460893]

(= Japewiella tavaresiana (H.Magn.) Printzen in Hertel, Arnoldia 18: 4 (2000). [MycoBank #462818])


Printzen, C. 2000 [1999]. Japewiella gen. nov., a New Lichen Genus and a New Species from Mexico. The Bryologist 102(4): 714–719. DOI: Hybrid open access journal. Reference page.

Hertel, H. (2000) Lecideaceae Exsiccatae. Fasc. 16 (no. 301-320). - Arnoldia (Munich) 18: 1–12. (RLL List # 182 / Rec. # 21715 - Recent Literature on Lichens)

Printzen, C. (2004) Japewiella (pp. 138-139) In: Nash III, T.H.; Ryan, B.D.; Diederich, P.; Gries, C. and Bungartz, F. (eds.), Lichen Flora of the Greater Sonoran Desert Region, Vol. 2. Lichens Unlimited, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, 742 pages. (RLL List # 196 / Rec. # 25912 - Recent Literature on Lichens)


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Vernacular names

Japewiella is a genus of lichen in the family Lecanoraceae. It was circumscribed in 2000 by German botanist and lichenologist Christian Printzen as a segregate of the genus Japewia. The genus name of Japewia was in honour of Peter Wilfrid James (1930 - 2014), who was an English botanist (Mycology and Lichenology).[1] The genus was circumscribed by Christian Printzen in Bryologist vol.102 on page 715 in 1999.

The type, Japewiella carrollii, is an oceanic species that occurs in maritime regions of Europe and Macaronesia.[2]

Japewiella species are crust lichens that grow on bark. They are characterized by their biatorine apothecia, thick-walled, simple ascospores, eight-spored asci with a conspicuous masse axiale (similar to asci found in members of genus Lecidella). They have a well-developed excipulum (a saucer-shaped rim around the hymenium) comprising branched and anastomosing, gelatinized hyphae.[2]

Japewiella carrollii (Coppins & P.James) Printzen (2000) – Temperate Eurasia
Japewiella djagensis (Zahlbr.) Printzen (2000) – East Asia
Japewiella dollypartoniana J.L.Allen & Lendemer (2015)[3] – Appalachian Mountains of eastern North America
Japewiella pacifica Printzen (2000) – North America
Japewiella pruinosula (Müll.Arg.) Kantvilas (2011)[4] – Australia
Japewiella tavaresiana (H.Magn.) Printzen (2000) – Eurasia, Europe
Japewiella variabilis Elix & McCarthy (2018)[5] – Australia


Burkhardt, Lotte (2022). Eine Enzyklopädie zu eponymischen Pflanzennamen [Encyclopedia of eponymic plant names] (pdf) (in German). Berlin: Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum, Freie Universität Berlin. doi:10.3372/epolist2022. ISBN 978-3-946292-41-8. Retrieved January 27, 2022.
Printzen, Christian (1999). "Japewiella gen. nov., a new lichen genus and a new species from Mexico". The Bryologist. 102 (4): 714–719. doi:10.2307/3244257. JSTOR 3244257.
Allen, Jessica L.; Lendemer, James C. (2015). "Japewiella dollypartoniana, a new widespread lichen in the Appalachian Mountains of eastern North America". Castanea. 80 (1): 59–65. doi:10.2179/14-036R2. S2CID 85576896. open access
Kantvilas, Gintaras (2011). "The lichen genera Japewia and Japewiella in Australia" (PDF). Muelleria. 29 (2): 99–103.
Elix, John A.; McCarthy, Patrick M. (2018). "Ten new lichen species (Ascomycota) from Australia" (PDF). Australasian Lichenology. 82: 20–59.

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