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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
Bunodophoron tibellii (Wedin) Wedin
  Pl. Syst. Evol. 187: 234 (1993).Sphaerophorus tibellii Wedin, Lichenologist 24: 129 (1992). T: close to Whakapapanui Stream, vicinity of Whakapapa Village, Tongariro Natl Park, Wellington, New Zealand, 1981, L.Tibell 13445; holo: UPS; iso: CHR. ****Sphaerophorus sp. A, in G.Kantvilas & M.Wedin, Nova Hedwigia 54: 501 (1992).  
  Thallus very broadly flattened, sparingly branched, forming discrete tufts of ±imbricate horizontal or weakly decumbent branches. Fertile branches 2.4–4.5 cm long, 3.3–11.6 mm wide; lateral branches short and broadly flattened. Upper surface greyish to brownish green, smooth or slightly wrinkled, strongly wrinkled to ridged above the apothecia. Apothecia common, terminal, 3.5–10 mm wide. Mazaedia covered by thalline tissue when young, later ventrally exposed through a ±round opening in the enclosing receptacle; thalline receptacle crateriform. Ascospores (12–) 15–18 (–21) µm diam., reddish brown. Conidia oblong, slightly thickened towards the ends, 3–4.5 × 1.5 µm. CHEMISTRY: Medulla K–, P+ faintly yellow; containing sphaerophorin, protocetraric acid (minor or trace), ascomatic acid and several unidentified substances.
  Localised and rare in cool-temperate rainforest in Tas. Also in New Zealand.  
  Wedin (2001)  

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