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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
Notocladonia cochleata (Müll.Arg.) S.Hammer
  Bryologist 106: 163 (2003)
Ramalea cochleata Müll. Arg., Bull. Herb. Boissier 4, Appendix 1: 88 (1896). T: Vic., 1887, V.Knight 322; syn: G n.v.; Qld, 1891, S.Shirley 18; syn: G n.v.; Sandringham, Vic., 1893, F.R.M.Wilson 19; syn: G n.v. *****Thysanothecium hyalinum var. squamulosum F.Wilson, Proc. Roy. Soc. Victoria 5: 176 (1893). T: Sandringham, Vic., 1893, F.R.M.Wilson; syn: G n.v.
  Thallus on the ground or on rocks, forming irregular patches to c. 5 cm wide. Squamulae 1–3.5 mm long, 0.2–2 mm wide, lobulate, appressed to substratum or recurved with margins ascending. Pseudopodetia erect, much branched, 2–20 mm tall, pale greenish yellow or yellow-grey to white. Apothecia numerous, clustered, 0.1–0.8 mm wide, irregularly shaped, pedicellate; disc concave to flat, sometimes pruinose, pale to dark brown; exciple thick, involute in larger apothecia, paler than disc. Ascospores 6–10 × 3–4 µm. CHEMISTRY: cortex K-, KC+ yellow, or KC-; medulla C-, P-. Usnic, divaricatic and nor-divaricatic acids present.
  Uncommon on acidic soils and rocks in heathlands and dry sclerophyll forests in W.A., Qld, N.S.W., Vic. and Tas.  
  Conran (1992)  

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