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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 tenerrima (Ahti) S.Hammer
  Bryologist 106: 429 (2003); Cladonia gracilis (L.) Willd.,subsp. tenerrima Ahti, Ann. Bot. Fenn. 17: 208 (1980). T: 5 km NW of Buxton, Cathedral Ra., Vic., R.B.Filson 16627; holo: MEL; iso: BM, H.  
  Basal squamules persistent or evanescent, small, inconspicuous, 3 mm long, 1 mm diam. Podetia 1–5 cm tall, 0.3–1 mm diam., simple or sparingly branched, esquamulose or with a few squamules near base of podetia, greenish grey to brown, the dying base becoming black; apices subulate or with narrow scyphi; scyphi 0.5–2 mm diam., with minutely dentate margins; cortex smooth, areolate, esorediate. Apothecia uncommon, usually one per podetium, terminal on short proliferations from margins of scyphi, 1–2 mm diam., convex, brown to dark brown. Pycnidia marginal on scyphi. CHEMISTRY: K-, KC-, P+ red. Fumarprotocetraric (major) and protocetraric (trace) acids.
  Occurs in N.S.W., A.C.T., Vic. and Tas. and on Macquarie Is.; also in New Zealand; grows on soil or dead wood.  
  Archer (1992b)  

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