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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
Leptogium asiaticum P.M.Jørg.
  Herzogia 2: 466 (1973)
T: Nuwara Eliya, Central Province, Zeylona, [Sri Lanka], G.Degelius n. As-442; holo: Herb. Degelius.
  Thallus foliose, loosely adnate, 3–6 cm wide, 200–400 µm thick, leaden grey or browned to blackened. Lobes rotund or oblong to elongate, ±imbricate, flat to slightly concave or gently undulate, 2–5 µm wide; margins entire to sinuate, often recurved to loosely revolute. Upper surface ±matt, wrinkled, isidiate; wrinkles coarse and irregularly anastomosing or finer and periclinal near margins; isidia granular. Lower surface ±more densely wrinkled, with uniform tomentum comprising numerous tight bundles of whitish to dark blue hairs c. 1.5 mm long which contain thelophoric acid; cells cylindrical. Apothecia and pycnidia not seen.
  A rare species in Australia, known from Qld and N.S.W. It is also recorded from Africa and India. Grows on bark.  
  Verdon (1992b)  

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