Lecanoromycetes is the largest class of lichenized fungi.[1] It belongs to the subphylum Pezizomycotina in the phylum Ascomycota.[2] The asci (spore-bearing cells) of the Lecanoromycetes most often release spores by rostrate dehiscence.[1]

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Cladonia sobolescens
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Ascomycota
(unranked): Leotiomyceta
(unranked): Dothideomyceta
Class: Lecanoromycetes
O. E. Erikss. & Winka
Subclasses and orders

Subclass Acarosporomycetidae

Subclass Lecanoromycetidae

Subclass Ostropomycetidae

incertae sedis (not placed in a subclass)


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  2. ^ Hibbett, David S.; Binder, M; Bischoff, JF; et al. (2007). "A higher-level phylogenetic classification of the Fungi" (PDF). Mycological Research. 111 (Pt 5): 509–547. CiteSeerX doi:10.1016/j.mycres.2007.03.004. PMID 17572334. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-06-10.