Frigidopyrenia Grube, Phyton, Horn 45(2): 307 (2005).

MycoBank number: MB 521258; Index Fungorum number: IF 521258; Facesoffungi number: FoF 07657; 1 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), molecular data unavailable.

Type species: Frigidopyrenia bryospila (Nyl.) Grube, Phyton, Horn 45(2): 308 (2005).

Verrucaria bryospila Nyl., Flora, Regensburg 47: 357 (1864).

Notes: Grube (2005) described the monotypic genus Frigidopyrenia for Verrucaria bryospila occurring on mosses in arctic-alpine areas, forming distinct squamules and with cyanobacteria as photobiont. Grube (2005) discussed the morphological differences of the genus with similar genera such as Collemopsidium, Magmopsis and Pyrenocollema, which have different peridial structure. It is not clear that the genus belongs in Xanthopyreniaceae.


  • Frigidopyrenia bryospila