Chrysothricaceae

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Chrysothricaceae
Chrysothrix candelaris.jpg
Chrysothrix candelaris, member of the Chrysothricaceae.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Ascomycota
Subphylum: Pezizomycotina
Class: Arthoniomycetes
Order: Arthoniales
Family: Chrysothricaceae
Zahlbr. (1905)
Type species
Chrysothrix
Mont.
Genera

Byssocaulon
Chrysothrix

The Chrysothricaceae are a family of lichenized fungi in the order Arthoniales. Member of this family have a widespread distribution, but are especially prevalent in tropical areas.[1]

Spelling[edit]

There is some confusion as to the proper spelling of this taxon. The Index Fungorum spells it Chrysothricaceae, while the Outline of Ascomycota - 2007 spells it Chrysotrichaceae. Both spellings are commonly encountered in the literature. However, the family was originally described by Alexander Zahlbruckner in 1907,[2] and he spelled it Chrysothricaceae, so that is the proper spelling.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cannon PF, Kirk PM (2007). Fungal Families of the World. Wallingford: CABI. p. 17. ISBN 0-85199-827-5. 
  2. ^ Zahlbruckner, Alexander. 1907. B. Spezieller Teil. Pages 49–249 in A. Engler & K. Prantl (eds.), Die Natürlichen Pflanzenfamilien nebst ihren Gattungen und wichtigeren Arten, insbesondere den Nutzpflanzen, unter Mitwirkung zahlreicher hervorragender Fachgelehrten begründet. Teil 1, Abt. 1. Page 117. [1]