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(order Caliciales)

A family of lichens in which the thallus is fruticose (branched and solid) or foliose. The ascocarps are embedded within the thallus at the edges or tips. Spores are brown and aseptate or 1-septate. There are several genera, found chiefly in cool moist regions of the southern hemisphere.

Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry.

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