Parmeliaceae


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Parmeliaceae

[‚pär·mel·ē′ās·ē‚ē]
(botany)
The foliose shield lichens, a family of the order Lecanorales.
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Parmeliaceae (Ascomycota, Lecanorales) is one of the best studied and widespread families among the lichenised fungi, comprising more than 2500 species grouped in 85 genera.
The largest family of lichens is Parmeliaceae, with 24 species, followed by Physciaceae with 22 species.
In Parmeliaceae (heteromous thallus), Parmelia (sensu lato) species from personal observation are usually vegetatively reproducing on the trunks of trees and most of the spore reproducing species occurring on twigs.