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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 pecten F.Wilson
  J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 28: 357 (1891)
T: Mt Macedon, Vic., Feb. 1887, F.R.M.Wilson; lecto: NSW, fide D.Verdon, Mycotaxon 37: 437 (1990).
  Thallus ±subsquamulose, ±closely adnate, 0.2–1 cm wide or coalescing to c. 5 cm, 35–75 µm thick, usually dull leaden grey or browned. Lobes rotund to ±narrowly oblong, flat to finally concave, ±undulate, 0.5–2 mm wide; margins ±sinuate, often lobulate, sometimes erose; lobules usually narrowly linear to subterete, ±branched; surfaces smooth to roughened, matt, not isidiate. Lower surface naked or with minute rhizines. Apothecia laminal, sessile, 0.5–2 mm wide; thalline exciple finally recurved, usually cream; disc concave to finally strongly convex, hiding margin, pale brown to brown. Ascospores 8 per ascus, ellipsoidal, submuriform, 20–33 × 7–10 µm; apices obtuse. Pycnidia not seen.
  Occurs from south-eastern N.S.W. to Vic. and Tas.; also in New Zealand. Grows on bark and moss.  
  Verdon (1992b)  

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