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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Ascomycota
Class: Dothideomycetes
Subclass: Incertae sedis
Order: Trypetheliales
Lücking, Aptroot & Sipman (2008)[1]
Family: Trypetheliaceae
Zenker (1827)[2]
Type genus
Spreng. (1804)

The Trypetheliaceae are a family of mainly lichenised fungi with an uncertain taxonomic placement in the class Dothideomycetes, and the sole representative of the order Trypetheliales.[3] According to a 2008 estimate, the family contains 13 genera and 192 species.[4]



  1. ^ Aptroot A, Lücking R, Sipman HJM, Umana L, Chaves JL (2008). "Pyrenocarpous lichens with bitunicate asci". Bibliotheca Lichenologica. 97: 1–162 (see p. 13). 
  2. ^ Goebel F, Kunze G (1827). Pharmaceutische Waarenkunde (in German). 1. p. 123. 
  3. ^ Lumbsch TH, Huhndorf SM (December 2007). "Outline of Ascomycota – 2007". Myconet. Chicago, USA: The Field Museum, Department of Botany. 13: 1–58. 
  4. ^ Kirk PM, Cannon PF, Minter DW, Stalpers JA (2008). Dictionary of the Fungi (10th ed.). Wallingford, UK: CABI. p. 707. ISBN 978-0-85199-826-8. 

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