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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 mitis Sandst.
  Clad. Exsicc. 55 (1918); Cladina mitis (Sandst.) Mong., Bull. Soc. Agric. Sarthe, sér. 3, 7: 118 (1938). T: Kronsberge bei Boesel, Oldenburg, Germany, 1916, H.Sandstede; lecto: BRNO: isolecto: Clad. Exsiccata 55. ****Cladonia arbuscula subsp. stictica Ruoss in E.Ruoss & T.Ahti, Lichenologist 21: 37 (1989). T: Mt Maungatua, Otago, N.Z., 1935, J.S.Thomson 2146; holo: CHR; iso: H, NMLU.  
  Podetia 3–6 cm tall, forming loose clusters, with predominantly trichotomous, occasionally dichotomous or tetrachotomous, anisotomic branching; branches 0.5–0.8 mm diam., with axils perforated or not; surface cobwebby, white or off-white. Apothecia not seen in Australian specimens. CHEMISTRY: K-, KC+ yellow, P- or yellow. Usnic acid (major), ±stictic (major), ±norstictic (trace), ±constictic (trace) and ±cryptostictic (trace) acids.
  An alpine or subalpine species in Australia, not common in Tas. and less frequent in N.S.W. and Vic. A widespread circumpolar species in the Northern Hemisphere, also occurring in southern South America, Antarctica and New Zealand; grows on soil.  
  Archer (1992a)  

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