A division of cellular, mainly thalloid, cryptogamic flowers, formerly considered to be constituting a distinct class, nevertheless now, prior to the idea of Schwendener among others, considered to be real fungi associated with divisions Ascomycetes and Basidiomycetes. They display an extraordinary parasitism.
comprising the lichens which grow symbiotically with algae; often addressed as an independent team just about coordinate with algae and fungi
Definition for "lichenes"
A division of cellular, mainly thalloid, cryptogamic flowers,…