Absconditella is a genus of lichenised fungi in the family Stictidaceae.[1] The genus was circumscribed in 1965 by Czech lichenologist Antonín Vězda, with Absconditella sphagnorum assigned as the type species. Absconditella is characterised by gyalectoid apothecia with a hymenium that is not amyloid, without a dark pigment and thalli containing green algae as photobionts.[2] The genus name means "hidden", a reference to the scant structure of the thallus and its small apothecia.[3]

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Absconditella sphagnorum
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Ascomycota
Class: Lecanoromycetes
Order: Ostropales
Family: Stictidaceae
Genus: Absconditella
Vèzda (1965)
Type species
Absconditella sphagnorum
Vězda & Poelt (1965)



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