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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 menziesii (Sm.) Mont.
  Ann. Sci. Nat. Bot., sér. 3, 18: 313 (1852)
Lichen menziesii Sm. in Ach., Methodus 221 (1803). T: Staten Is. near Cape Horn, 1789, A.Menzies; neo: E, n.v., fide P.M.Jørgensen, Herzogia 3: 446 (1975).
  Thallus foliose, adnate to subpulvinate, 2–6 cm wide, 70–130 µm thick, leaden grey to greenish blue, rarely dull leaden grey, often browned. Lobes rotund to oblong, flat to undulate, 2–7 mm broad; margins entire to lacerate, rarely lobulate, ±undulate. Upper surface smooth to roughened, not isidiate, rarely lobulate where damaged. Lower surface with usually dense whitish tomentum and ±glabrous margin. Apothecia laminal, ±sessile, 0.8–2 mm wide; thalline exciple ocasionally nodulose, ±concolorous with thallus; base ±hairy; disc concave to flat, pale orange-brown to red-brown. Ascospores ellipsoidal, ±muriform, 20–30 × 7–10 µm; apices acute or rarely obtuse. Pycnidia not seen.
  Known in Australia from a few Tas. collections and a number of atypical specimens collected in the southern part of the mainland (N.S.W. and Vic.) and Tas. Grows on soil and moss. Occurs in southern South American but also recorded from Peru, New Zealand and South Africa.  
  Verdon (1992b)  

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