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Diagnostic Description

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Upper Surface: K-, paraplectenchymatous
Lower Surface: prosoplectenchymatous if present
Reproduction: apothecia, soredia, or isidia
Spores: physcioid (thick-walled, not Physconia-type)

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Distribution

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Pantropical and pantemperate.

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General Description

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Common name: Shadowcrust Lichens
Family: Physciaceae

Small, narrow-lobed nearly-crustose lichens, grayish to brownish and dull, with few or no rhizines.

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Habitat

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Bark and wood, rarely moss over rock.

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Look Alikes

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All other Physciaceae are either truly and obviously crustose, or less closely-appressed with well-developed rhizines.

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Hyperphyscia

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Hyperphyscia is a genus of lichenized fungi in the family Physciaceae.[1]

References

  1. ^ Lumbsch TH, Huhndorf SM. (December 2007). "Outline of Ascomycota – 2007". Myconet. Chicago, USA: The Field Museum, Department of Botany. 13: 1–58. Archived from the original on March 18, 2009.
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Hyperphyscia: Brief Summary

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Hyperphyscia is a genus of lichenized fungi in the family Physciaceae.

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