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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
Cladia retipora (Labill.) Nyl.
  Compt. Rend. Hebd. Séances Acad. Sci. 83: 88 (1876); Baeomyces retiporus Labill., Nov. Holl. Pl. 2: 110 (1807) as reteporus; Cenomyce retipora (Labill.) Ach., Syn. Meth. Lich. 248 (1814); Pycnothelia retipora (Labill.) Fée, Essai Crypt, Écorc. (not seen) (1824); Cladonia retipora (Labill.) Fries, Nov. Sched. Crit. 21 (1826); Clathrina retipora (Labill.) Müll. Arg., Flora 66: 80 (1883). T: Cape Van Diemen [Tas.], Apr.–May 1792, J.Labillardière; lecto: PC, fide R.B.Filson, J. Hattori Bot. Lab. 49: 23 (1981); isolecto: FI-W.  
  Pseudopodetia in pulvinate clumps to 0.5 m wide, or in occasional scattered clusters 3–4 cm wide, to 5 cm high, white to pale grey, sometimes yellowing at tips of branches, sometimes upper portions or tips blackening. Sterile pseudopodetia robust, to 8 mm wide, dichotomous or irregularly branched; fenestrations round to ellipsoidal. Fertile pseudopodetia similar. Inner-medulla stranded throughout central portion of pseudopodetium, sometimes becoming corticate, sometimes containing scattered algal colonies. Apothecia to 0.14 mm wide; disc convex, dark reddish brown to black; exciple thin, disappearing at maturity. Ascospores 11–14 × 3–4.5 µm, unicellular, tapering towards each end, sometimes slightly curved. Pycnidia sessile, ellipsoidal, 180 × 150 µm, brownish black to black. Conidia rod-shaped, 6 × 1 µm. CHEMISTRY: thallus K- or K+ yellow, C-, KC- or KC+ orange, P-. Usnic, protolichesterinic, ursolic, rangiformic and norrangiformic acids, atranorin, unknown triterpenes and four unidentified substances.
  Occurs in Qld, N.S.W., A.C.T., Vic. and Tas.; also in New Zealand and New Caledonia.  
  Filson (1992b)  

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