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OSTROPALES Nannf. (an order of lichens and ascomycetes)

Subtaxa (ie subgroups of this Order)

COENOGONIACEAE Stizenb. (a family of fungi) Family 2 subtaxa  
Dimerella lutea (Dicks.) Trevis. (a lichen)
Apothecia - moist
Dimerella pineti (Ach.) Vězda (a lichen)
Thallus and apothecia
FISSURINACEAE B.P. Hodk. (a family of lichens) Family 1 subtaxon  
Fissurina alboscripta (Coppins & P. James) Staiger (White Script-lichen) Species   1 ident refs
GRAPHIDACEAE Dumort. (a family of lichens)
Diploschistes (a genus of lichens), eg: Diploschistes gypsaceus (a lichen) - Apothecia Graphis (Bot.) (a genus of lichens), eg: Unidentified Graphis (Bot.) (Unidentified Graphis (Bot.) Lichens) - Thallus - in situ Thelotrema (a genus of lichens), eg: Thelotrema lepadinum (Barnacle Lichen) - Apothecia
Family 7 subtaxa 1 ident refs
GYALECTACEAE Stizenb. (a family of lichens)
Belonia (a genus of lichens), eg: Belonia nidarosiensis (a lichen) - Thallus Cryptolechia carneolutea (a lichen), eg: Cryptolechia carneolutea (a lichen) - Fertile thallus Gyalecta (a genus of lichens), eg: Gyalecta jenensis (a lichen) - Colony - wet - in situ
Family 4 subtaxa  
PHLYCTIDACEAE Poelt ex J.C. David & D. Hawksw. (a family of lichens) Family 1 subtaxon  
Phlyctis argena (Spreng.) Flot. (a lichen)
Thallus - close-up
PORINACEAE Walt. Watson (a family of lichens) Family 1 subtaxon  
Porina leptalea (Durieu & Mont.) A.L. Sm. (a lichen)
Fetile thallus - close-up
STICTIDACEAE Fr. (a family of ascomycetes)
Stictis (a genus of discomycetes), eg: Stictis sp. nov. (a discomycete) - Apothecia - wet
Family 5 subtaxa 7 ident refs

Suggested Literature

Identification Works

Sherwood, M.A., 1977 The Ostropalean Fungi

OSTROPALES may also be covered by literature listed under:

(living things)
(true fungi)
(spore shooters, ascomycete)
Fungi s.l. (via Fungi)

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 53 feeding and other relationships of OSTROPALES (an order of lichens and ascomycetes)

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