Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Fungi
Subregnum: Dikarya
Divisio: Ascomycota
Subdivisio: Pezizomycotina
Classis: Lecanoromycetes
Subclassis: Lecanoromycetidae
Ordo: Caliciales

Familia: Caliciaceae
Genus: Acroscyphus
Species: A. sphaerophoroides

Acroscyphus Lév., 1846

Type species: Acroscyphus sphaerophoroides Lév., 1846

Zahlbruckner, A. Catalogus Lichenum Universalis 1, 1922, page 681

Acroscyphus sphaerophoroides Lév. in Annal. Scienc. Nat., Botan., ser. 3., vol. V, 1846, p. 262.

Léveillé, J.H. (1846) Descriptions des Champignons de ľherbier de la Muséum de Paris. Annales des Sciences Naturelles. Botanique Série 3, 5: 249–305.

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North American Lichen Checklist, Version (#17) 16 May 2011

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Vernacular names
English: Mountain crab eye lichen
日本語: カニメゴケ属

Acroscyphus is a genus of lichenized fungi in the family Caliciaceae.[1] This is a monotypic genus, containing the single fruticose species Acroscyphus sphaerophoroides. It is found in various locations in the cordilleras of western North America, including Mexico and British Columbia, as well as high exposed regions of Asia (China, Japan), South Africa, Peru, and Patagonia.[2]

Kirk PM, Cannon PF, Minter DW, Stalpers JA (2008). Dictionary of the Fungi (10th ed.). Wallingford: CABI. p. 7. ISBN 978-0-85199-826-8.
Joneson, Suzanne; Glew, Katherine A. (2003). "Acroscyphus (Caliciaceae) in North America". The Bryologist. 106 (3): 443–446. doi:10.1639/10.

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