Ochrolechia tartarea (L.) A. Massal.,

Jarvis, Charlie, 2007, Chapter 7: Linnaean Plant Names and their Types (part L), Order out of Chaos. Linnaean Plant Types and their Types, London: Linnaean Society of London in association with the Natural History Museum, pp. 610-650: 631

publication ID




persistent identifier


treatment provided by


scientific name

Ochrolechia tartarea (L.) A. Massal.


Lichen tartareus Linnaeus, Species Plantarum 2: 1141. 1753, nom. cons.

"Habitat in Europa ad parietes rupium." RCN: 8177.

Conserved type ( Jørgensen & al. in Taxon 43: 653. 1994): Burgess, Herb. Linn. No. 1273.31 ( LINN)  .

Current name: Ochrolechia tartarea (L.) A. Massal.  ( Pertusariaceae  ).

Note: See extensive discussion by Jørgensen & al. (in Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 115: 358, 382. 1994) in which they chose the Dillenius element as lectotype. Neither it, nor any of the other available elements, corresponded with usage and they successfully proposed the name for conservation with a conserved type.