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Cladonia sobolescens
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Ascomycota
Subdivision: Pezizomycotina
Class: Lecanoromycetes
O. E. Erikss. & Winka
Subclasses and orders

Subclass Acarosporomycetidae

Subclass Lecanoromycetidae

Subclass Ostropomycetidae

incertae sedis (not placed in a subclass)

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]


  1. ^ a b Miadlikowska, Jolanta; Kauff, F; Hofstetter, V; Fraker, E; Grube, M; Hafellner, J; Reeb, V; Hodkinson, BP; et al. (2006). "New insights into classification and evolution of the Lecanoromycetes (Pezizomycotina, Ascomycota) from phylogenetic analyses of three ribosomal RNA- and two protein-coding genes" (PDF). Mycologia. 98 (6): 1088–1103. doi:10.3852/mycologia.98.6.1088. PMID 17486983. 
  2. ^ Hibbett, David S.; Binder, M; Bischoff, JF; Blackwell, M; Cannon, PF; Eriksson, OE; Huhndorf, S; James, T; et al. (2007). "A higher-level phylogenetic classification of the Fungi" (PDF). Mycological Research. 111 (Pt 5): 509–547. doi:10.1016/j.mycres.2007.03.004. PMID 17572334.