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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
Sarrameana albidoplumbea (Hook.f. & Taylor) Farkas
  Biblioth. Lichenol. 58: 98 (1995); Lecidea albidoplumbea Hook.f. & Taylor, J. Bot. (Hooker) 3: 638 (1844); Bacidia albidoplumbea (Hook.f. & Taylor) Hellb., Bih. Kongl. Svenska Vetensk.-Akad. Handl. 21(3) 13: 99 (1896). T: New Zealand, s. loc.; lecto: BM, fide D.J.Galloway, Fl. New Zealand Lichens 27 (1985). ****Raphiospora melasemoides Jatta, Boll. Soc. Bot. Ital. 8: 258 (1911), as melasenoides; Bacidia melasemoides (Jatta) Zahlbr., Cat. Lich. Univ. 4: 252 (1927). T: ad arbores in monte Wellington, Tas., alt. 500 p [feet], W.A.Weymouth; holo: NAP. *****Raphiospora otagensis var. tasmanica Jatta, Boll. Soc. Bot. Ital. 8: 258 (1911); Bacidia otagensis var. tasmanica (Jatta) Zahlbr., Cat. Lich. Univ. 4: 253 (1927). T: ad truncum Sassafragis prope Geeveston, Tas., alt. 1100 p [feet], W.A.Weymouth; lecto: NAP, fide G.Kantvilas, Muelleria 8: 43 (1993). ****Patellaria weymouthii Shirley, Pap. & Proc. Roy. Soc. Tasmania 1893: 217 (1894); Bacidia weymouthii (Shirley) Zahlbr., Cat. Lich. Univ. 4: 248 (1927). T: on bark, St Crispins, Mt Wellington, Tas., W.A.Weymouth; lecto: BRI, fide G.Kantvilas, Pap. & Proc. Roy Soc. Tasmania 122: 65 (1988); isolecto: MEL. *****[Bacidia millegrana auct. non (Taylor) Zahlbr.: G.C.Bratt & J.A.Cashin, Pap. & Proc. Roy. Soc. Tasmania 110: 144 (1976)].  
  Thallus thin, whitish to dingy grey. Apothecia lecideine, jet-black, matt to rather glossy, to 1.5 mm diam.; margin persistent, often flexuose; disc plane to convex, epruinose. Excipulum hyaline to pale olive-brown within, with an opaque heavily pigmented outer layer to c. 40 µm thick, olive-black, greenish black to purplish black, unchanged or intensifying greenish black in KOH. Epithecium dark olive-brown, unchanged in KOH. Hymenium very densely inspersed with oil droplets to 15 µm diam. Hypothecium hyaline to pale brownish. Paraphyses simple, with olive-brown apices. Ascospores narrowly fusiform to acicular, bent, simple or occasionally spuriously 3–7-septate, 35–80 × 3–6 (–7) µm, with attenuate often needle-like apices. Pycnidia black, superficial or immersed, c. 0.1. mm diam. Conidia 6–7 × 0.5 µm. CHEMISTRY: Atranorin is sometimes present in trace amounts.
  Widespread and common in Tas.; also in Vic., New Zealand and New Caledonia. Occurs in cool-temperate rainforest and wet-sclerophyll forest where it grows on smooth bark, especially on Atherosperma and Pomaderris.  
  Kantvilas (2004d)  

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