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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
Lecanora chionocarpoides Lumbsch
  J. Hattori Bot. Lab. 77: 78 (1994). T: Araluen, Braidwood, N.S.W., 25 Jan. 1968, W.A.Weber & D.McVean; holo: COLO L-49299.  
  Thallus continuous or verruculose, yellowish grey to whitish grey, epruinose. Soredia absent. Prothallus not visible. Apothecia sessile to slightly constricted at the base, 0.4–0.8 mm diam.; disc pale red-brown to orange-brown, epruinose; margin concolorous with the thallus, thin, prominent, entire. Cortex hyaline, distinct, gelatinous, 20–25 µm thick laterally and 45–65 µm thick basally. Amphithecium with small crystals rapidly soluble in KOH (campestris-type). Parathecium hyaline, without crystals, 10–15 µm thick. Epihymenium red-brown, c. 10–15 µm thick, K– (glabrata-type), without crystals. Hymenium hyaline, inspersed with oil droplets. Hypothecium and subhymenium hyaline. Paraphyses sparingly branched; apices not thickened. Ascospores ellipsoidal to broadly ellipsoidal, 10.0–12.5 × 6.5–8.0 µm. CHEMISTRY: Thallus and apothecial margin K+ yellow, C–, Pd+ pale orange; containing atranorin and unidentified terpenes.
  This endemic species is known only from the type locality in south-eastern N.S.W. where it grows on the bark of Casuarina.  
  Lumbsch & Elix (2004)  

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