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Description type:Original description 
Description:Differing from subfamilies Fissurinoideae and Graphidoideae in the exclusively saxicolous growth in subtropical coastal fog deserts and dry coastal habitats, as well as in the following nuLSU DNA sequence patterns which cause the nuLSU sequences to blast with Teloschistales and Lecanorales, rather than Graphidaceae (even if supported within Graphidaceae in phylogenetic analysis): Position 110–112: CCG versus TGT; position 315: A versus (CT); and position 546-548: CGT versus (CT)(CT)G. Morphological, anatomical, and chemical characters otherwise as in Redonographa. 
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