As the remarks on the nature of the spermatia show, the question of the sexuality of the lichens has been hotly disputed in common with that of the rest of the Ascomycetes.
Apart from this observation there is no other trace of sexuality in the group.
Feeding was so wrapped up in sexuality for him that men held no appeal.
"Ah. So you have issues with your sexuality," she said, grinning.
The recent work of the last twelve years has shown, however, that the two higher groups of fungi exhibit distinct sexuality, of either a normal or reduced type, and has also rendered very doubtful the view of the origin of these two groups from the Phycomycetes.