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Calvitimela

Summary
Calvitimela is a lichen genus in the family Tephromelataceae (Lecanorales, Lecanoromycetes). Members of the family Tephromelataceae are crustose lichens with green photobionts and lecideine or lecanorine apothecia. The species in Calvitimela have lecideine apothecia, are saxicolous and are primarily found in alpine to arctic regions. Species Calvitimela currently includes ten species: *Calvitimela aglaea (Sommerf.) Hafellner *Calvitimela armeniaca (DC.) Hafellner (type species) *Calvitimela austrochilensis Fryday *Calvitimela cuprea Haugan & Timdal *Calvitimela livida Haugan & Timdal *Calvitimela melaleuca (Sommerf.) R. Sant *Calvitimela perlata (Haugan & Timdal) R. Sant *Calvitimela septentrionalis (Hertel & Rambold) McCune *Calvitimela talayana (Haugan & Timdal) M.P. Andreev *Calvitimela uniseptata G. Thor Taxonomy The taxonomic history of Calvitimela is long and relatively complex. In the early days, the species now belonging to Calvitimela were placed in th
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