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Parmotrema hypotropum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Ascomycota
Class: Lecanoromycetes
Order: Lecanorales
Family: Parmeliaceae
Genus: Parmotrema
A.Massal. (1860)
Type species
Parmotrema perforatum
(Wulfen) A.Massal. (1860)

Parmotrema is a genus of lichen belonging to the family Parmeliaceae.[1] The genus was circumscribed by Italian lichenologist Abramo Bartolommeo Massalongo in 1860.[2]

Members of the genus are commonly called ruffle lichens or scatter-rag lichens.[3]:83



  1. ^ Lumbsch TH, Huhndorf SM. (December 2007). "Outline of Ascomycota – 2007". Myconet. Chicago, USA: The Field Museum, Department of Botany. 13: 1–58. Archived from the original on March 18, 2009. 
  2. ^ Massalongo AB. (1860). "Esame comparativo di alcune genere di licheni". Atti dell´Istituto Veneto Scienze. 3 (in Italian). 5: 247–276. 
  3. ^ Field Guide to California Lichens, Stephen Sharnoff, Yale University Press, 2014, ISBN 978-0-300-19500-2

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