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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 confusa R.Sant. f. confusa
  Cladina confusa (R.Sant.) Follmann & Ahti in G.Follmann, Philippia 4: 321 (1981). T: Lake Cuicocha, Imbabura, Ecuador, E.Asplund L107; holo: S n.v.; iso: Lich. Austroamer. Herb. Regnell 351. ****Cladonia leptoclada Abbayes, Rev. Bryol. Lichénol. 16: 75 (1947); Cladina leptoclada (Abbayes) D.J.Galloway, New Zealand J. Bot. 21: 192 (1983). T: Vallée de l'Anony, Madagascar, 1921, R.Decary; lecto: REN-Abb., fide T.Ahti, op. cit. 42.  
  Podetia 2–6 cm tall, forming dense mats, greenish yellow to yellow; surface distinctly cobwebby; heads distinct, rounded, greenish yellow to yellow; branching predominantly trichotomous, occasionally tetrachotomous, isotomic or subisotomic, with branches 0.3–1 mm diam., most axils distinctly perforated. Apothecia terminal, 0.2–0.7 mm diam., becoming convex, dark brown. CHEMISTRY: K-, KC- or KC+ yellow, P-. Perlatolic acid (major) and anziaic acid (trace), usnic acid (major).
  Common in Tas. and less frequent in Vic. and S.A.; also in Lord Howe Is. and Norfolk Is.; widely distributed in the Southern Hemisphere.  
  Archer (1992a)  

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