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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 persoonii (Fée) A.Massal.
  Atti Reale Ist. Veneto Sci. Lett. Arti, ser. 3, 5: 253 (1860); Lecanora persoonii Fée, Essai Crypt. Écorc. 119 (1824). T: ad corticem Clusiae albae, Antilles, coll. unknown; lecto: G, n.v., fide B.Staiger & K.Kalb, Biblioth. Lichenol. 59: 150 (1995). *****Haematomma simile Bagl., Nuovo Giorn. Bot. Ital. 7: 248 (1875). T: Abita, Keren, [Ethiopia], on wood, c. 4500 ft, 1870, O.Beccari; holo: FI, n.v.  
  Thallus white to cream-coloured or pale grey to greenish grey, smooth to rugulose and weakly warted, ±rimose and areolate, 0.3–0.5 mm thick, corticate, esorediate. Apothecia immersed and aspicilioid, rarely becoming sessile, 0.3–1.5 mm diam., sometimes confluent; disc scarlet-red to dark cinnabar-red or reddish brown, epruinose; thalline margin very poorly developed in immersed apothecia, but becoming distinct, smooth or weakly crenulate in sessile apothecia. Ascospores fusiform, 5–7-septate, 30–50 × 3.5–5.0 µm. Conidia curved-filiform, 16–20 × c. 1 µm. CHEMISTRY: Thallus K+ yellow, C–, KC–, Pd+ yellow; disc K+ red; containing atranorin, sphaerophorin (major), isosphaeric acid (minor to major) and russulone (minor).
  Scattered in coastal woodland and hinterland forests of eastern Qld and N.S.W.; grows on the bark of Acacia, Avicennia marina, Cocos nucifera and Ficus. Also in North, Central and South America, South and East Africa, Réunion, the Philippines and New Caledonia.  
  Elix (2004c)  

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