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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 prototypica P.James
  Fl. Australia 54: 314 (1992)
T: Projection Bluff, Tas., 17 Mar. 1982, G.Kantvilas; holo: HO.
  Thallus rosette-forming, closely appressed, spreading to 7 cm wide. Lobes numerous, fragile, 0.4–0.8 mm wide, to 4 mm long, irregularly branched, contiguous or somewhat imbricate, hollow; margins sinuous, notched; apices concolorous or faintly browned, not black-maculate. Cavity with lower side black and upper side white. Upper surface uneven, reticulate-maculate, whitish green. Perforations frequent, very variable, rounded-gaping to closed, slit-like, 0.3–0.6 mm wide, level with thallus surface or somewhat elevated, the inner margin cobwebby, without soredia or isidia. Apothecia rare, sessile to pedicellate; disc ±undulate-uneven, smooth, red-brown to dark brown; exciple thick, uneven, shining, becoming thin and irregularly lobate. Asci 2-spored. Ascospores 35–45 × 25–27 µm; wall 4–4.5 µm thick. Pycnidia not seen. CHEMISTRY: cortex K+ yellow (atranorin); medulla K+yellow-orange, C-, KC+ orange, P+ orange (stictic, constictic, ?lecanoric acids).
  Rare rainforest endemic, Tas.  
  James & Galloway (1992)  

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