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Checklist of the Lichens of Australia and its Island Territories
Introduction | A–D | E–O | P–R | S–Z | Oceanic Islands | References
Candelariella vitellina (Hoffm.) Müll.Arg.
  Bull. Herb. Boissier 2, app. 1: 47 (1894)
Patellaria vitellina Hoffm., Descr. Pl. Cl. Crypt. 2: 5 (1794). T: not known.
  Thallus sometimes almost absent, sometimes almost continuous, of dull, granular, frequently flattened, scattered areolae, occasionally solitary, gathered into small groups, or into small pulvinate clusters, golden yellow to yellow-orange, greenish yellow in shade. Apothecia to 1.5 mm wide, sessile, solitary, sometimes clustered; disc flat to convex, yellow-orange; exciple at first entire becoming crenulate, sometimes becoming granular-sorediate, sometimes disappearing, concolorous with thallus; hymenium to 85 µm tall including granular yellow epihymenium. Asci 37.5–50 × 16–20 µm. Ascospores to 32 per ascus, ellipsoidal to long-ellipsoidal, simple, often appearing 2-celled, occasionally slightly curved, 8–12 × 4–6 µm.
  A cosmopolitan species; occurs in all southern States and the A.C.T.; also on Heard Is., Lord Howe Is. and Norfolk Is.  
  Filson (1992a)  

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