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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 limbatum F.Wilson
  Victorian Naturalist 6: 63 (1889)
T: Mt Macedon, Vic., 1887, F.R.M.Wilson; lecto: NSW; iso: BRI., fide D.Verdon, Mycotaxon 37: 436 (1990). *****L. tremelloides var. limbatum (F.Wilson) Müll. Arg., Bull. Herb. Boissier 4: 87 (1896). *****L. inflexum var. limbatum F.Wilson, Proc. Roy. Soc. Victoria 5: 158 (1893). T: Warburton, Vic., 1885, F.R.M.Wilson; lecto: NSW, fide D.Verdon, loc. cit.
  Thallus foliose, loosely adnate, 1–4 cm wide, 60–130 µm thick, sordid to bluish leaden grey, or browned. Lobes rotund, rarely oblong, flat or concave, 1.5–5 mm wide; margins ±undulate, isidiate, becoming thickened and whitish; isidia ±dense, squamuliform; surfaces smooth to roughened, matt, usually not isidiate. Lower surface often with conspicuous rhizine bundles, but never uniformly tomentose. Apothecia rare, laminal, ±sessile, 0.8–1.5 mm wide; disc pale orange, concave to flat; thalline exciple smooth, concolorus with thallus or whitish cream. Ascospores ellipsoidal to ovoid, sparingly muriform, 23–30 × 10–15 µm; apices obtuse, one often narrower than the other. Pycnidia not seen.
  Occurs from north-eastern N.S.W. S to Vic. and Tas.; endemic. Grows on bark of trees or shrubs in montane and subalpine moist forest and in subalpine moist heath.  
  Verdon (1992b)  

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