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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
Neophyllis melacarpa (F.Wilson) F.Wilson
  J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 28: 372 (1891)
Phyllis melacarpa F.Wilson, Victorian Naturalist 6: 68 (1889); Gymnoderma melacarpum (F.Wilson) Yoshim., Jap. J. Bot. 48: 287 (1973). T: Black Spur, Vic., Feb. 1888, F.R.M.Wilson; holo: NSW; iso: BM, G. *****Psora dactylophylla Müll. Arg., Bull. Herb. Boissier 1: 35 (1893). T: Mt Macedon, Vic., F.R.M.Wilson 150; holo: G.
  Primary thallus to 1.5 mm tall and c. 0.5 mm wide, small, squamulose, sublinear, irregularly to pinnately lobed, pale greenish brown to olive-green above, cream or yellowish brown below. Lobes rounded at apex, sinuous at margins. Lobules often developing from upper surface or margins. Podetia on primary squamules, to 3 mm tall, simple, slender, usually very dense, cylindrical, sometimes distinctly flattened. Apothecia to 1 mm wide, on podetial tips, sometimes sunk below level of clustered primary thalli; disc convex to hemispheric, shining, blackish brown to black; exciple thin, becoming obscured. Ascospores ellipsoidal, 5–13 × 4–7 µm. CHEMISTRY: K-, KC-, P± red. Fumarprotocetraric melacarpic and grayanic acids (major), congrayanic and 4-0-demethylgrayanic acids (minor).
  Occurs in south-eastern Australia (N.S.W., A.C.T., Vic. and Tas.) and N.Z. A common and characteristic species of rotting logs and tree bases in wet sclerophyll forests up to 1300 m.  
  Filson (1992c)  

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