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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 crispata (Ach.) Flotow var. cetrariiformis (Delise) Vain.
  Acta Soc. Fauna Fl. Fenn. 4: 392 (1887); Cenomyce gracilis var. cetrariiformis Delise in J.É.Duby, Bot. Gall. 2: 625 (1830) as cetrariaeformis. T: Vire, Calvados, France, 1824, Delise; syn: PC-Thuret.  
  Basal squamules persistent or evanescent, 2 mm long, 1 mm diam., irregularly subdigitate-lacinate, esorediate. Podetia growing from basal squamules, or less commonly dying at base, 1–6 cm tall, 0.5–2 mm diam., with subcorymbose apices, esorediate, escyphiferous to irregularly subscyphiferous, greenish white, becoming brown in older specimens; scyphi marginal, open to interior of podetia, narrow; cortex smooth, areolate, becoming subwarted in older specimens. Apothecia terminal on margins of scyphi, clustered, 0.5–2 mm diam., convex, brown. Pycnidia terminal on margins of scyphi, 0.2 × 0.1 mm, cylindrical, black. CHEMISTRY: K- or K+ yellow, KC-, P- or P+ yellow. Thamnolic acid (major) or squamatic acid (major) with barbatic acid (major) in the apothecia.
  Occurs in south-western W.A., S.A. and Tas.; also in New Zealand, Europe, North America, Papua New Guinea and Japan; grows on soil or dead or decayed wood.  
  Archer (1992b)  

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