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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 subpertusa P.James & D.J.Galloway
  New Zealand J. Bot. 21: 195 (1983)
T: Rangitikei Gorge, Wellington, N.Z., 17 June 1980, J.K.Bartlett; holo: BM.
  Thallus closely attached, to 10 cm wide. Lobes numerous, often radiating and contiguous at margins, often irregular towards centre and there often imbricate, 1–2.5 mm wide, blunt, hollow, with lower side of cavity brown-black. Perforations numerous to sparse, flat or slightly elevated, 0.5–0.8 mm wide. Upper surface often minutely pruinose in parts, smooth or corrugated, sorediate, pale grey or grey-white. Soredia numerous, laminal, not associated with perforations, often in groups or widely dispersed on lobes, sometimes confluent, convex, sometimes eventually globose, coarsely granular, white. Apothecia sessile to subpedicellate, 2–6 mm wide; disc concave becoming flat, epruinose, red-brown; exciple thin, becoming sorediate. Ascospores 2 per ascus, 48–60 × 25–30 µm. CHEMISTRY: stictic, norstictic (trace) and menegazziaic acids and accessory compounds; medulla K+ orange, C-, KC+ orange, P+ orange.
  Occurs in N.S.W., Vic., Tas. and Macquarie Is., on bark, wood and rocks. Rare in rainforest but common on trees and rocks in sclerophyll forests and coastal heath; also in New Zealand.  
  James & Galloway (1992)  

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