Candelina is a genus of lichenized fungi in the family Candelariaceae. It contains 3 species.[1] The genus was circumscribed by lichenologist Josef Poelt in 1974.[2]

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Candelina submexicana in the Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona, USA
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Ascomycota
Class: Candelariomycetes
Order: Candelariales
Family: Candelariaceae
Genus: Candelina
Poelt (1964)
Type species
Candelina mexicana
( Lesd.) Poelt (1974)

C. africana
C. mexicana
C. submexicana


  1. ^ Wijayawardene, Nalin; Hyde, Kevin; Al-Ani, Laith Khalil Tawfeeq; Somayeh, Dolatabadi; 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.
  2. ^ Poelt, J. (1974). "Zur Kenntnis der Flechtenfamilie Candelariaceae". Phyton (in German). 16: 189–210.