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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
Cladonia bimberiensis A.W.Archer
  Muelleria 6: 93 (1985). T: Mt Bimberi, 49 km SW of Canberra, A.C.T.,11 Dec. 1979, H.Streimann 9743; holo: CANB; iso: H, US.  
  Basal squamules persistent, 0.5–1 mm long, 0.3–0.5 mm diam., esorediate; margins crenate, yellow-green above, white below. Podetia growing from basal squamules, 1–3 cm, rarely to 6 cm tall, 0.7–2 mm diam., wall 0.15–0.2 mm thick, simple, more or less cylindrical, rough corticate at base, becoming ecorticate and densely floury-sorediate, esquamulose or occasionally with squamules on lower part, escyphiferous, or with scyphi, pale yellow; scyphi shallow, deformed, with marginal proliferations and floury-sorediate interior. Apothecia not seen. Pycnidia terminal or marginal on scyphi, 0.3–0.4 × 0.1–0.2 mm, subconical, brown. Conidia not seen. CHEMISTRY: K-, KC+ yellow, P-. Usnic (major), barbatic (major) and 4-O-demethyl barbatic (minor) acids.
  Occurs above 600 m in Vic., A.C.T. and Tas; also in the South Island of New Zealand; grows on dead wood, rarely on peat.  
  Archer (1992b)  

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