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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
Haematomma africanum (J.Steiner) C.W.Dodge
  Beih. Nova Hedwigia 38: 39 (1971); Haematomma puniceum var. africanum J.Steiner, Bull. Herb. Boissier, sér. 2, 7: 641 (1907). T: Sanatorium, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa, Jan. 1900, H.A.Junod 993; holo: W, n.v.; iso: G, W, n.v. *****Haematomma bubalinum R.W.Rogers, Lichenologist 17: 308 (1985). T: Mt Mee State Forest, N of Dayboro, Qld, 27°17’S, 152°45’E, c. 500 m, 9 June 1981, R.W.Rogers 2298; holo: MEL, n.v.  
  Thallus whitish to pale grey or greenish grey, smooth or warty, ±rimose, 0.2–0.5 mm thick, corticate, esorediate. Apothecia sessile, constricted at the base, 0.5–2.0 mm diam., not confluent; disc cinnabar-red, but often appearing pale reddish orange due to a dense yellow pruina; thalline margin well developed, smooth, crenulate or ±undulate, rarely swollen in large apothecia. Ascospores fusiform, straight or slightly curved, 9–19-septate, 45–80 × 4–6 µm. Conidia bacilliform, 6–7 × 0.8–1.2 µm. CHEMISTRY: Thallus K+ yellow, C–, KC– Pd+ yellow; disc K+ violet; containing atranorin, placodiolic acid (major) and haematommone (minor).
  Common on bark in moist forests in eastern Australia (Qld, N.S.W. and Vic.). This warm-temperate to pantropical species also occurs in Central and South America, Africa, India, Malaysia, the Philippines, Japan, Papua New Guinea and New Caledonia.  
  Elix (2004c)  

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