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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 fruticulosa Kremp.
  T: Rockingham Bay, Qld, J.Dallachy s.n.; lecto: M, fide A.W.Archer, Lichenologist 18: 243 (1986); isolecto: MEL, NSW, REN-Abbayes.  
  Basal squamules persistent, 2–4 mm long, 1–2 mm diam., slightly to deeply lacinate, occasionally granular-sorediate on margins or below. Podetia growing from basal squamules, 0.5–2, rarely to 4 cm tall, 0.5–1.0 mm diam., simple, rarely branching, scyphiferous, often partly squamulose, corticate or upper part ecorticate or almost completely ecorticate; ecorticate area partly granular-sorediate; scyphi 0.5–4 mm diam., deformed or well defined, often with marginal scyphi. Apothecia 1–2 mm diam., convex, pedicellate or marginal on scyphi, pale brown to dark brown. Pycnidia marginal on scyphi, 0.3–0.5 × 0.2–0.3 mm, flask-shaped, dark brown. CHEMISTRY: K-, KC-, P+ red or strong yellow. Fumarprotocetraric (major) and protocetraric (trace) acids, or psoromic (major) and conpsoromic (minor) acids, rarely with usnic acid (major).
  Occurs in Qld, northern N.S.W. and Norfolk Is.; also in eastern Asia and Papaua New Guinea; grows on soil.  
  Archer (1992b)  

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