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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 sullivanii (Müll. Arg.) W.Martin
  Trans. Roy. Soc. New Zealand, Bot. 2: 44 (1962); Cladonia sullivanii Müll. Arg., Flora 65: 294 (1882); Clathrina sullivanii (Müll. Arg.) Müll. Arg., Flora 66: 80 (1883). T: The Grampians, Vic., D.Sullivan 10; holo: G. *****Cladonia retipora * arcuata Stirt., Scott. Naturalist (Perth). n. ser. 3: 308 (1888). T: Beechworth, Vic., 1 Dec. 1881, Falck; holo: GLAM.  
  Pseudopodetia usually in clumps, to 1–14 cm, greenish yellow, straw-coloured, cinnamon-brown to black. Sterile pseudopodetia rigid when dry, coarsely floury, to 5 mm wide in expanded specimens, unevenly branched; perforations irregularly round to elliptic. Inner-medulla compact, filling pseudopodetium; hyphae to 10 µm wide, hyaline at tips of branches, becoming brown to black towards base. Fertile pseudopodetia much taller than sterile pseudopodetia, otherwise similar. Apothecia to 0.7 mm wide; disc flat, becoming strongly convex at maturity, dull, reddish brown to brownish black; exciple just discernible when young, disappearing; lower cortex reddish black. Ascospores 25–27 × 5 µm, slightly pointed at one end. Pycnidia c. 320 × 120 µm. Conidia 6 × 1 µm. CHEMISTRY: thallus K-, C-, KC-, P-. ±usnic, ±ursolic, ±protolichesterinic, ±nordivaricatic, divaricatic acids, unknown triterpenes.
  Occurs in W.A., N.S.W., Vic. and Tas.; also in South America.  
  Filson (1992b)  

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