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  1. Parmeliaceae, family Parmeliaceaenoun

    a family of lichens

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  1. Parmeliaceae

    The Parmeliaceae is a large and diverse family of Lecanoromycetes. With over 2000 species in roughly 87 genera, it is regarded as the largest family of lichen forming fungi. The most speciose genera in the family are the well-known groups: Xanthoparmelia, Usnea, Parmotrema, and Hypotrachyna. Nearly all members of the family have a symbiotic association with a green alga. The majority of Parmeliaceae species have a foliose, fruticose, or subfruticose growth form. The morphological diversity and complexity exhibited by this group is enormous, and many specimens are exceedingly difficult to identify down to the species level. The family has a cosmopolitan distribution, and can be found 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 can be found in most terrestrial environments.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of parmeliaceae in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of parmeliaceae in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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