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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
Peltula cylindrica Wetmore
  Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 57: 182 ('1970') [1971]. T: Mt Arabia, 20 miles [32 km] E of Atlanta, Dekalb Co., Georgia, U.S.A., 1969, C.M.Wetmore 19264; holo: Herb. C.M.Wetmore.  
  Thallus subfruticose, forming continuous colonies, olive-brown; lobes cylindrical, erect, branched in the upper part, 0.5–4 mm long, 0.3–0.8 mm thick; tips paler, sometimes flattened; stalk terete or flattened in section, corticate. Cortex paraplectenchymatous, 10–18 µm thick. Medulla composed of loosely interwoven hyphae and cavities. Apothecia immersed, 1–3 per lobe, to 0.28 mm diam.; disc punctiform; hymenium wine-red in iodine; reaction after pretreatment with KOH not known. Asci obclavate. Ascospores more than 100 per ascus, globose, 3.1–4.5 µm diam. Pycnidia immersed, to c. 0.2 mm diam.; conidia fusiform, 3.1 × 0.8–1.2 µm.
  Occurs in north-western W.A., on granite along drainage paths and shallow rock depressions. Also in southern U.S.A., South Africa and the Ivory Coast.  
  Büdel (2001)  

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