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Taxonavigation: Peltigerineae 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Fungi
Subregnum: Dikarya
Divisio: Ascomycota
Subdivisio: Pezizomycotina
Classis: Lecanoromycetes
Subclassis: Lecanoromycetidae
Ordo: Peltigerales
Subordo: Peltigerineae

Familia: Massalongiaceae
Genus: Polychidium
Species: P. contortum – P. dendriscum – P. muscicola – P. stipitatum


Polychidium (Ach.) Gray, 1821

Family: Massalongiaceae

Type species: Polychidium muscicola (Sw.) Gray, 1821

Life habit: Lichenized


Primary references[edit]

  • Gray, Nat. Arr. Brit. Pl. (London) 1: 401 (1821)
  • Gray, S.F. (1821) A Natural Arrangement of British Plants according to each other, as pointed out by Jussieu, De Candolle, Brown etc. with an Introduction to Botany. - London. pp.   **[Mattick Rec.# 33160] - (Recent Literature on Lichens - Mattick No.)**

Additional references[edit]

  • Brodo, I.M., Sharnoff, S.D. and Sharnoff, S. (2001) Polychidium (pp. 579-580) In, Lichens of North America. Yale University Press, New Haven, 795 pages.   **[RLL List # 184 / Rec.# 22465] - (Recent Literature on Lichens)**
  • Coppins, B.J. and James, P.W. (1992) Polychidium (Ach.) Gray 1821 (pp. 486-487) In: Purvis, O.W., Coppins, B.J., Hawksworth, D.L., James, P.W. and Moore, D.M. (eds.) The Lichen Flora of Great Britain and Ireland. London: Natural History Museum Publication, 710 pp.   **[RLL List # 151 / Rec.# 15105] - (Recent Literature on Lichens)**
  • Ryan, B.D. and Schultz, M. (2002) Polychidium (pp. 401-402) In: Nash III, T.H.; Ryan, B.D.; Gries, C. and Bungartz, F. (eds.), Lichen Flora of the Greater Sonoran Desert Region, Vol. 1. Lichens Unlimited, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, 532 pages.   **[RLL List # 187 / Rec.# 23107] - (Recent Literature on Lichens)**


Vernacular names[edit]

English: Woollybear lichens,   Polychidium lichens