When it became clear that the two calicioid lichens described by Henry Willey in his 1892 "Enumeration of the Lichens found in New Bedford, Massachusetts" hadn't been heard from since, an investigation was launched to try and come up with some answers. While Calicium pallidellum had been transferred by Fink to the nonlichenized genus Caliciella, thereby precluding its listing on the North American lichen checklist, Coniocybe gracilescens remains on the checklist as the only species in the world still assigned to that genus. As one thing led to another, including a review of the type specimens, the following results are being reported: Coniocybe gracilescens is, in fact an "albino" form of the Chaenotheca hispidula with which it is growing in the type collection; Calicium pallidellum is not a Calicium or a Caliciella, but a Sphinctrina with 2-celled spores. Wondering how common Sphinctrinas with 2-celled spores actually were, the ongoing investigation has uncovered three others-two apparently known only from their type localities in India and Finland, respectively, the other currently being described by the author.

Key words: Calicioid lichens and fungi, Calicium pallidellum, Coniocybe gracilescens, Sphinctrina with 2-celled spores