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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
Menegazzia fertilis P.James
  Fl. Australia 54: 312 (1992)
T: Tramway Trail, 10 km N of Pemberton, W.A., 27 Oct. 1982, J.A.Elix 10719 & L.H.Elix; holo: CANB.
  Thallus closely attached, 3–5 cm wide. Lobes numerous, radiating and contiguous to perimeter, sparingly imbricate with closely appressed secondary lobes, 1–2.5 mm wide, tinged brownish towards apices. Upper surface pale grey, not or slightly blackened at sides but older parts often blotched-blackened especially at centre, dull, often finely corrugate, without soredia. Cavity jet black, greyish above towards lobe ends. Perforations numerous, gaping, 0.5–1 mm wide; margin flat or ±depressed. Apothecia numerous, discrete or occasionally ±contiguous and clustered, flat, to 3 mm wide, sessile, thin; disc ±flat, epruinose, pale brown to pale red-brown. Ascospores 2 per ascus, 50–60 × 25–35 µm; wall c. 3 µm thick. CHEMISTRY: medulla K+ orange, C-, KC+ orange, P+ orange, stictic, norstictic (trace), constictic, and menegazziaic acids and accessory compounds.
  Occurs in W.A., N.S.W. and Tas. Often forms regular, radiating patches, or encircling branches and twigs. Uncommon, on trees and shrubs in upland forest, rarely on rocks; endemic.  
  James & Galloway (1992)  

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