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Lichen squamulose.jpg
Xanthoparmelia cf. lavicola, a foliose lichen, on basalt
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Ascomycota
Class: Lecanoromycetes
Subclass: Lecanoromycetidae
Order: Lecanorales
Family: Parmeliaceae
Genus: Xanthoparmelia
(Vain.) Hale

Xanthoparmelia is a genus of lichen belonging to the family Parmeliaceae. Xanthoparmelia is synonymous with Almbornia, Neofuscelia, Chondropsis, Namakwa, Paraparmelia, and Xanthomaculina.[1] This family of lichen is commonly found on the mid-east coast of the United States.

The name means 'golden yellow parmelia'. The photobiont (photosynthetic partner) is trebouxioid (a genus of algae).

Possibly 4-Methylpiperazine and Pyrazolo Pyrimidin-7-1, components of the lichen Xanthoparmelia scabrosa are PDE5 inhibitors.[2]




  1. ^ Lumbsch TH, Huhndorf SM. (December 2007). "Outline of Ascomycota – 2007". Myconet (The Field Museum, Department of Botany, Chicago, USA) 13: 1–58. 
  2. ^ http://www.mdidea.com/products/new/new03804.html
  3. ^ Dobson, Frank S (2005). Lichens An Illustrated Guide to the British and Irish Species. The Richmond Publishing Co.Ltd. pp. 459–460. ISBN 978-0-85546-095-2. 

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