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Calicium

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Calicium is a genus of leprose lichen lichens.[1]:234 It is in the family Caliciaceae. The genus has a widespread distribution and contains 30 species.[2]

The sexual reproduction structures are a mass of loose ascospores that are enclosed by a cup shaped exciple sitting on top of a tiny stalk, having the appearance of a dressmaker's pin (called a mazaedium), hence the common name pin lichen.[1]:15 They are also commonly called stubble lichens.[1]:234

They have been used as indicator species for old growth redwood forests.[1]:234

Selected species

References

  1. ^ a b c d Field Guide to California Lichens, Stephen Sharnoff, Yale University Press, 2014, ISBN 978-0-300-19500-2
  2. ^ Kirk PM, Cannon PF, Minter DW, Stalpers JA (2008). Dictionary of the Fungi (10th ed.). Wallingford: CABI. p. 110. ISBN 978-0-85199-826-8.
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Calicium: Brief Summary

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Calicium is a genus of leprose lichen lichens.:234 It is in the family Caliciaceae. The genus has a widespread distribution and contains 30 species.

The sexual reproduction structures are a mass of loose ascospores that are enclosed by a cup shaped exciple sitting on top of a tiny stalk, having the appearance of a dressmaker's pin (called a mazaedium), hence the common name pin lichen.:15 They are also commonly called stubble lichens.:234

They have been used as indicator species for old growth redwood forests.:234

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