Teloschistales

The Teloschistales are an order of mostly lichen-forming fungi belonging to the class Lecanoromycetes in the division Ascomycota. According to one 2008 estimate, the order contains 5 families, 66 genera, and 1954 species.[1] The predominant photobiont partners for the Teloschistales are green algae from the genera Trebouxia and Asterochloris.[2]

Teloschistales
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Teloschistes chrysophthalmus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Ascomycota
Class: Lecanoromycetes
Subclass: Lecanoromycetidae
Order: Teloschistales
D.Hawksw. & O.E.Erikss. (1986)
Families

Brigantiaeaceae
Letrouitiaceae
Megalosporaceae
Teloschistaceae

FamiliesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kirk PM, Cannon PF, Minter DW, Stalpers JA (2008). Dictionary of the Fungi (10th ed.). Wallingford: CABI. p. 680. ISBN 978-0-85199-826-8.
  2. ^ Thüs, Holger; Muggia, Lucia; Pérez-Ortega, Sergio; Favero-Longo, Sergio E.; Joneson, Suzanne; O’Brien, Heath; Nelsen, Matthew P.; Duque-Thüs, Rhinaixa; Grube, Martin; Friedl, Thomas; Brodie, Juliet; Andrew, Carrie J.; Lücking, Robert; Lutzoni, François; Gueidan, Cécile (2011). "Revisiting photobiont diversity in the lichen family Verrucariaceae (Ascomycota)". European Journal of Phycology. 46 (4): 399–415. doi:10.1080/09670262.2011.629788.