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Cecile Gueidan
Containing group: Verrucariales


This small family includes two genera, Adelococcus and Sagediopsis, which were segregated from the family Verrucariaceae based on their long and persistent interascal elements (Triebel, 1993). These paraphysoids (sensu Triebel 1993), which form the hamathecium together with the short pseudoparaphyses and the periphyses, are lacking in the sister family Verrucariaceae. All members of the Adelococcaceae have a lichenicolous habit.


Triebel, D. 1993. Notes on the genus Sagediopsis (Verrucariales, Adelococcaceae). Sendtnera 1: 273-280.

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Gueidan, Cecile. 2008. Adelococcaceae. Version 29 January 2008 (under construction). http://tolweb.org/Adelococcaceae/110535/2008.01.29 in The Tree of Life Web Project, http://tolweb.org/

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