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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 tessellata Ahti & Kashiwadani
  in H.Inoue (ed.) Studies on Cryptogams in Southern Chile 145(1984). T: Machihue, Llanquihue, Chile, 1981, H.Kashiwadani 17952; holo: TNS; iso: H, SGO.  
  Basal squamules persistent, small, 1–2 mm long, 0.5–1 mm diam., concave, lobed. Podetia growing from basal squamules, 1–2.5 cm tall, 0.5–1.5 mm diam., simple or 1–3 times branched near apices, with closed axils, escyphiferous, greenish or brownish grey; cortex areolate to tessellate-areolate, esorediate, often squamulose near base. Apothecia always present, terminal on podetia, 1–3 mm diam., convex, dark brown. CHEMISTRY: K-, KC-, P+ red. Fumarprotocetraric (major) and protocetraric (trace) acids, rarely also with atranorin (major) or homosekikaic (major) or bourgeanic (major) acids.
  Occurs in W.A., S.A., N.S.W., A.C.T., Vic. and Tas.; also in New Zealand and Chile; grows on soil.  
  Archer (1992b)  

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