The Parmeliaceae is a large and diverse family of Lecanoromycetes. With over 2700 species in 71 genera, it is the largest family of lichen-forming fungi.
Nearly all members of the family have a symbiotic association with a green alga. The majority of Parmeliaceae species have a foliose, fruticose, or sub fruticose growth form.
The family has a cosmopolitan distribution, and is present in a wide range of habitats and climatic regions.
This includes everywhere from roadside pavement to alpine rocks, from tropical rainforest trees to subshrubs in the Arctic tundra.
Members of the Parmeliaceae are found in most terrestrial environments.
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