Physconia is a genus of lichen-forming fungi in the family Physciaceae. It has about 25 species.[1] The genus was circumscribed by Czech lichenologist Josef Poelt in 1965, with Physconia pulverulenta assigned as the type species.[2]

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Physconia enteroxantha
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Ascomycota
Class: Lecanoromycetes
Order: Caliciales
Family: Physciaceae
Genus: Physconia
Poelt (1965)
Type species
Physconia pulverulenta
(Hoffm.) Poelt (1965)



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