Asahinea is a genus of lichenized fungi in the family Parmeliaceae. The genus has a widespread circumpolar distribution, and contains three species.[1] The genus was circumscribed by the husband and wife lichenologist team William and Chicita F. Culberson in 1965, with Asahinea chrysantha as the type species. The genus name honours Japanese lichenologist Yasuhiko Asahina.[2]

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Asahinea scholanderi
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Ascomycota
Class: Lecanoromycetes
Order: Lecanorales
Family: Parmeliaceae
Genus: Asahinea
W.L.Culb. & C.F.Culb. (1965)
Type species
Asahinea chrysantha
(Tuck.) W.L.Culb. & C.F.Culb. (1965)

A. chrysantha
A. culbersoniorum
A. scholanderi

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Kirk PM, Cannon PF, Minter DW, Stalpers JA (2008). Dictionary of the Fungi (10th ed.). Wallingford, UK: CAB International. p. 53. ISBN 978-0-85199-826-8.
  2. ^ Culberson, William Louis; Culberson, Chicita F. (1965). "Asahinea, a new genus in the Parmeliaceae". Brittonia. 17 (2): 182–191. doi:10.2307/2805243. JSTOR 2805243. S2CID 3579087.