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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
Sticta cyphellulata (Müll.Arg.) Hue
  Nouv. Arch. Mus. Hist. Nat.,sér. 4, 3: 99 (1901); Stictina cyphellulata Müll.Arg., Flora 65: 301 (1882). T: Bellenden Ker Range, Qld, Karsten L. 48 p.p.; holo: G; iso: BM, MEL.  
  Thallus ±palmate, 2–5 cm tall, growing from a central rooted holdfast; lobes proliferating from a short terete stalk 1–3 mm tall and 2–3 mm diam. Lobes linear-laciniate, rather narrow, 1–4 (–6) cm long, (1–) 2–4 (–6) mm wide, irregularly to dichotomously branched, often having a conspicuous subcanaliculate main branch from which lateral commonly canaliculate branches develop; margins entire, ±thickened above, sinuous to irregularly notched, occasionally with projecting black cilia, commonly crowded-isidiate, often somewhat raised. Upper surface greyish glaucous or grey-brown when dry, dark blue-black when wet, smooth, undulate, matt or glossy, minutely papillate in parts, maculate, isidiate. Isidia mainly marginal, not on lower or upper surfaces, granular, 0.1–1 mm tall, styliform, densely clustered to coralloid-branched, occasionally developing into small lobules or leaflets at lobe margins. Maculae minute, white. Photobiont Nostoc. Lower surface pale or whitish and wrinkled-striate at margins, dark brown-black and costate centrally, uniformly velvety buff-tomentose. Cyphellae scattered, often crowded, pin-prick-like, 0.1–0.2 mm diam.; margins prominent, swollen, white; pit membrane white. Apothecia rare, submarginal to laminal, sessile, 0.5–3 mm diam.; disc pale red-brown to orange, glossy; exciple scabrid, pale buff. Ascospores fusiform, 1–3-septate, (25–) 28–36 (–39) × (7–) 8–11 µm, colourless.
  Occurs in eastern Qld, N.S.W. and Vic.; grows in humid shaded habitats, on mossy rocks, tree buttresses, vines, dead stumps and on shrubs in montane rainforest at 600–1200 m. Also in Tanzania, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, New Caledonia and Fiji.  
  Galloway (2001b)  

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