Department of the Environment and Water Resources home page

About us | Contact us | Publications | What's new

Header imagesHeader imagesHeader images

Australian Biological Resources Study

Checklist of the Lichens of Australia and its Island Territories
Introduction | A–D | E–O | P–R | S–Z | Oceanic Islands | References
Leptogium cochleatum (Dickson) P.M.Jørg. & P.James
  Lichenologist, 15(2): 113 (1983)
Lichen cochleatus Dickson, Fasc. Pl. Crypt. Brit. 1: 13 (1785). T: 'England, Dickson' 1784; lecto: LINN (Smith collection), n.v., fide P.M.Jørgensen & P.W.James, loc. cit. ****Lichen tremelloides L.f., Suppl. Pl. 450 (1781), nom. illeg. non Lichen tremelloides Weis, Pl. Crypt., Flor. Gott.: 52 (1770). T: Cape of Good Hope, South Africa, coll. unknown; n.v.
  Thallus foliose, loosely adnate to subpulvinate, 2–5 cm wide, 90–150 µm thick, dark leaden grey. Lobes orbicular, flat to concave or undulate, 3–7 mm wide; margins entire ±undulate. Upper surface ±smooth, matt, ±striate (ex Australian specimens), isidia absent. Lower surface rarely striate, naked or with small rhizine tufts or holdfasts. Apothecia laminal, sessile, 1.5– wide; disc ±concave, ±dark red brown; thalline exciple ±periclinally wrinkled, pale cream. Ascospores 8 per ascus, ellipsoidal, muriform, 20–30 × 10–14 µm; apices acute to accuminate. Pycnidia submarginal. Conidia 3–5 µm long; apices ±swollen.
  Known in Australia only from a few collections in eastern and north-eastern N.S.W. Grows on bark.  
  Verdon (1992b)  

Checklist Index
Introduction | A–D | E–O | P–R | S–Z | Oceanic Islands | References

This work is copyright. Apart from any use as permitted under the Copyright Act 1968, no part may be reproduced by any process without prior written permission from Australian Biological Resources Study. Requests and inquiries concerning reproduction and rights should be addressed in the first instance to Dr P. McCarthy. These pages may not be displayed on, or downloaded to, any other server without the express permission of ABRS.

Top | About us | Advanced search | Contact us | Information services | Publications | Site index | What's new