Weddellomyces D. Hawksw., Notes R. Bot. Gdn Edinb. 43(3): 511 (1986).

MycoBank number: MB 25083; Index Fungorum number: IF 25083; Facesoffungi number: FoF 08201; 12 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), molecular data unavailable.

Type speciesWeddellomyces epicallopisma (Wedd.) D. Hawksw. [as ‘epicallopismum’], Notes R. Bot. Gdn Edinb. 43(3): 512 (1986).

Verrucaria epicallopisma Wedd., Mém. Soc. Imp. Sci. Nat. Cherbourg 17: 372 (1873).

Notes – The genus was referred to the ‘Dothideales (?Pyrenidiaceae)’, and later accepted in the Dacampiaceae by Kirk et al. (2001), Lumbsch & Hundorf (2007) and Hyde et al. (2013) but placed as ‘Dothideomycetes genera incertae sedis’ by Diederich et al. (2018). Calatayud & Navarro-Rosinés (1998) keyed out eight species. The genus only includes lichenicolous fungi, growing on various host lichens, mainly on saxicolous species (see morphology Navarro-Rosinés & Roux 1995, Calatayud & Navarro-Rosinés 1998).


  • Weddellomyces epicallopisma