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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 corymbescens Nyl. ex Leight.
  Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. ser. 3, 18: 407 (1866). T: Monts de M'bée, New Caledonia, 1855–1860, Vieillard 1785; lecto: PC, S.Stenroos, Ann. Bot. Fenn. 25: 126 (1988); isolecto: G, H-NYL 38414.  
  Basal squamules persistent or evanescent, 2–3 mm long, 1–2 mm diam., lobed. Podetia growing from basal squamules, 10–25, rarely to 35 mm tall, 0.5–1 mm diam., simple at base, with subcymose or subcorymbose branching near apices, with axils open to centre of podetia, esorediate, escyphiferous, rarely squamulose; cortex smooth to subwarted. Apothecia terminal, 0.2–0.5 mm diam., convex, pale brown to dark brown; always present. CHEMISTRY: K+ weak yellow or K-; KC-; P+ red. Atranorin (major) and fumarprotocetraric (major) and protocetraric (trace) acids.
  Occurs in Qld and N.S.W.; also in Papua New Guinea, New Caledonia, SE Asia and the North Island of New Zealand; grows on soil.  
  Archer (1992b)  

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