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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
Myelorrhiza antrea Verdon & Elix
  Brunonia 9: 194 (1987)
T: slopes of Bishop Peak, 26 km SE of Cardwell, Qld, 21 June 1984, J.A.Elix 15809 & H.Streimann; holo: CANB.
  Thallus forming rosettes 1–6 cm wide or thalli coalescing and up to 30 cm wide, usually 300–450 µm thick. Lobes ±strongly convex, oblong to linear, 0.4–1.5 mm wide, the young lobes broadly oblong to obovate, sometimes flabellate; margins crenulate to lobulate. Upper surface pale or whitish grey to grey-green; spots conspicuous, with ±dark outline. Lower surface with dense brown fasciculate rhizines 0.5–5 mm long, and simple pale rhizines near ultimate lobe apices. Podetia 0.25–0.5 mm long. Apothecia 0.7–1.8 mm wide. Ascospores 10–15 × 5–7 µm. Pycnidia with papillae 75–200 µm high. Conidia 6–11 µm long. CHEMISTRY: cortex K-, C-, KC-, P-; medulla K-, C-, KC-, P-, containing lobaric acid and traces of unknown compounds.
  Known only from northern Qld. Grows in crevices of granite rocks, or on the walls of caves.  
  Verdon (1992a)  

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