Fungal Diversity

, Volume 52, Issue 1, pp 107–121 | Cite as

A new classification for the family Graphidaceae (Ascomycota: Lecanoromycetes: Ostropales)

  • Eimy Rivas PlataEmail author
  • Robert Lücking
  • H. Thorsten Lumbsch


A revised classification for the emended family Graphidaceae is proposed, based on recent phylogenetic studies, including the finding that three previously separated families (Asterothyriaceae, Gomphillaceae, Thelotremataceae) are nested within Graphidaceae and in part polyphyletic. The family comprises three major clades which are here delimited as subfamilies Fissurinoideae, Gomphilloideae, and Graphidoideae. The latter is composed of three major clades which are formally delimited as tribes Graphideae, Ocellularieae, and Thelotremateae. In addition, three new genera are described to accommodate the Ocellularia clandestina (Clandestinotrema) group, the Ocellularia cruentata group (Cruentotrema) and Myriotrema pycnoporellum (Pycnotrema). Keys are provided for the species placed in the new genera.


Asterothyriaceae Classification Gomphillaceae Thelotremataceae 



We are indebted to K. Kalb, B. Staiger, and A. Frisch for discussions and suggestions. This study was otherwise made possible by three grants provided by the United States National Science Foundation (NSF) to The Field Museum: “Phylogeny and Taxonomy of Ostropalean Fungi” (DEB 0516116; PI Lumbsch, Co-PI Lücking); and “ATM – Assembling a taxonomic monograph: The lichen family Graphidaceae” (DEB 1025861; PI Lumbsch, Co-PI Lücking).


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© Kevin D. Hyde 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Eimy Rivas Plata
    • 1
    Email author
  • Robert Lücking
    • 2
  • H. Thorsten Lumbsch
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Biological SciencesUniversity of Illinois-ChicagoChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Department of BotanyThe Field MuseumChicagoUSA

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