Nash, T.H., Ryan, B.D., Gries, C., Bungartz, F., (eds.) 2002. Lichen Flora of the Greater Sonoran Desert Region. Vol 1.
Life habit: lichenized Thallus: squamulose, heteromerous, without a prothallus squamules: scattered, raised on one edge upper surface: olive-green to brown-green; soredia present or absent; isidia absent upper cortex: paraplectenchymatous medulla: white, I- photobiont: primary one a chlorococcoid alga, secondary photobiont absent lower cortex: absent Ascomata: apothecial, stipitate with short stalks, margin pale, biatorine; paraphyses: simple or rarely branched, slightly swollen at apices asci: cylindrical-clavate, with amyloid tholus and fuzzy coat, 8-spored ascospores: 3-septate, hyaline and non-halonate Secondary metabolites: none detected Geography: Mediteranean region of Europe and western North America Substrate: on bark. Notes: Originally Waynea was described as a monotypic genus. Subsequently two additional species have been placed in the genus based on careful morphological and anatomical comparisons (Roux et al. 1995), but neither of the other species have yet been found fruiting. Thus, their proper placement requires further confirmation.