syn. Dermiscellum catawbense (Willey) Hafellner & Poelt
The species (and monotypic genus) is known only from rocks along the banks of the Catawba River in North and South Carolina. Both the records are from the second half of the 19th century.
Population at “Haw RIver near Salem, North Carolina” last seen before 1866 (type of Buellia catawbensis Willey).
Population at “Landsford, South Carolina”, “submerged on rocks nr high water” (see image above), last seen 1887 (specimen US)
Population Trend: Uncertain
rocks in river beds
Hafellner, J., Mayrhofer, H. & Poelt, J. 1979. Die Gattungen der Flechtenfamilie Physciaceae. - Herzogia 5: 39-79.
Lendemer, J. C. 2003. Dermiscellum oulocheila, forgotten priority and nomenclatural confusion in the Physciaceae (Lichenized Ascomycetes). - Bryologist 106: 311-313.