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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 humilis (With.) J.R.Laundon var. humilis
  Lichenologist 16: 220 (1984); Lichen humilis With., Bot. Arr. Veg. Gr. Brit. 721 (1776). T: Greenwich, England; Dillenius, Hist. Musc.,tab. 14, fig.11; typo.  
  Basal squamules persistent, conspicuous, 1–5 mm long, 1–2 mm diam., rounded, lobed, esorediate, with slightly crenate margins. Podetia growing from basal squamules, 0.5–2 cm tall, simple; cortex areolate, becoming subwarted, rarely minutely squamulose at base; scyphi 2–6 mm diam., lacking marginal or central proliferations, ecorticate, floury-sorediate, with closed, ecorticate, floury-sorediate interior and entire or minutely denticulate margins. Apothecia marginal on scyphi, convex, brown; not seen in Australian specimens. CHEMISTRY: K- or K+ weak yellow, KC-, P+ red. Fumarprotocetraric (major) and protocetraric (trace) acids with atranorin (major).
  Occurs in W.A., S.A., Qld, N.S.W., A.C.T., Vic. and Tas.; also in western Europe, North and South America and eastern Asia; grows on soil.  
  Archer (1992b)  

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