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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 swartzii (Ach.) Ach.
  Lichenogr. Universalis 363 (1810); Lichen swartzii Ach., Nov. Act. Reg. Acad. Sci. Holm. 15: 185 (1794). T: Sweden, E.Acharius; holo: H-ACH 1207A.  
  Thallus rimose-areolate to verrucose in the centre, continuous to rimose and sometimes effigurate at the margins, whitish grey to grey-brown, epruinose. Soredia absent. Prothallus whitish grey or not visible. Apothecia immersed to sessile when immature, becoming constricted at the base, 0.4–1.5 mm diam.; disc yellowish brown, heavily bluish grey-pruinose; margin concolorous with the thallus, thin to thick, entire, flexuose. Cortex inspersed with small crystals that are insoluble in KOH, distinct, gelatinous, 15–25 µm thick laterally and 25–50 µm thick basally. Amphithecium with small crystals soluble in KOH. Parathecium with small crystals, c. 15 µm thick. Epihymenium olivaceous brown, c. 10 µm thick, with crystals soluble in KOH. Hymenium, subhymenium and hypothecium hyaline. Paraphyses sparingly branched and thickened apically. Ascospores ellipsoidal, 9.5–13.5 × 5.0–7.0 µm. CHEMISTRY: Thallus and apothecial margin K+ yellow, C+ orange, Pd+ pale orange; apothecial disc C+ orange; containing atranorin (major), roccellic acid (major), sordidone (major), chloroatranorin (minor) and eugenitol (minor).
  A species of overhanging, siliceous rocks in montane to alpine habitats in N.S.W., A.C.T., Vic. and Tas. Lecanora swartzii has a bipolar distribution.  
  Lumbsch & Elix (2004)  

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