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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
Collema fasciculare (L.) Weber ex F.H.Wigg. var. fasciculare
  Prim. Fl. Holsat. 89 (1780)
Lichen fascicularis L., Mant. Pl. 1: 133 (1767). T: Sussex, England, Linné filius; lecto: LINN.(London), n.v., fide G.Degelius, Symb. Bot. Upsal. 13: 451 (1954).
  Thallus to 4 cm wide, swollen when wet, round or irregular, pulvinate, epruinose, dark olive-green, brownish or blackish green, sometimes greyish to bluish green. Lobes broad, flattened, imbricate, adnate. Upper surface glossy, markedly rugose in parts; isidiate or lobulate. Apothecia usually dense, 0.8–2 mm wide, sessile, sometimes subpedicellate with constricted base; disc flat to slightly concave, smooth, epruinose, dark red, red-brown, pale or dark brown; thalline exciple either thick, prominent, rugose to granulose and persistent, or thin, not prominent, smooth and disappearing. 65–90 × 17–26 µm. Ascospores 52–95 × 4.5–5 µm, twisted, vermiform, thinner towards one or both ends, 10–17-celled, not constricted at septa. Pycnidia not seen.
  Known from N.S.W. and Tas. Occurs throughout the northern hemisphere, South America and New Zealand.  
  Filson (1992d)  

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