The Acarosporales are an order of fungi in the class Lecanoromycetes. Phylogenetic analyses conducted using the sequences of both the protein-coding gene RPB2 as well as nuclear ribosomal genes place this order within the subclass Acarosporomycetidae.[1]

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Acarospora glaucocarpa, member of the Acarosporales
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Ascomycota
Class: Lecanoromycetes
Subclass: Acarosporomycetidae
Order: Acarosporales
Zahlbr. (1906)


According to a recent (2020) survey of fungal classification, the Acarosporales contain two families: Acarosporaceae, with 11 genera and about 260 species, and Eigleraceae, with 1 genus and 2 species.[2]


  1. ^ Reeb V, Lutzoni F, Roux C (September 2004). "Contribution of RPB2 to multilocus phylogenetic studies of the euascomycetes (Pezizomycotina, Fungi) with special emphasis on the lichen-forming Acarosporaceae and evolution of polyspory". Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 32 (3): 1036–60. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2004.04.012. PMID 15288074.
  2. ^ Wijayawardene, Nalin; Hyde, Kevin; Al-Ani, LKT; Dolatabadi, S; Stadler, Marc; Haelewaters, Danny; et al. (2020). "Outline of Fungi and fungus-like taxa". Mycosphere. 11: 1060–1456. doi:10.5943/mycosphere/11/1/8.