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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 chloromelum (Sw.) Nyl.
  Syn. Meth. Lich. 1: 128 (1858)
Lichen chloromelus Sw., Fl. Ind. Occid. 3: 1892 (1806). T: Borrejo, Mexico, Fr.Müller; neo: H, fide H.A.Sierk, Bryologist 67: 293 (1964).
  Thallus foliose, irregular, ±loosely adnate, ±stramineous with age, 1–6 cm wide, 80–250 µm thick, leaden grey to olive-leaden grey. Lobes rotund to narrowly oblong, ±anastomosing, concave or undulate; margins ascending, ±plicate, ±thickened; surfaces ±matt, prominently wrinkled, not isidiate; wrinkles thinly lamelloid, undulate, ±anastomosing, ±longitudinally orientated, sometimes forming accessory lobes. Lower surface naked or with minute holdfasts. Apothecia submarginal, sessile, 0.8–2.5 mm wide; disc concave to ±flat, reddish brown; thalline exciple ±verrucose, concolorous with thallus. Ascospores 8 per ascus, ellipsoidal, submuriform, 25–30 × 10–13 µm; apices acute. Pycnidia submarginal to marginal. Conidia 2–4 µm long; apices ±swollen.
  Known in Australia from a single specimen, collected on bark at Richmond R. in northern N.S.W.  
  Verdon (1992b)  

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