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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 martinii D.J.Galloway
  New Zealand J. Bot. 21: 198 (1983).  
  Thallus irregularly spreading, often in ±caespitose clumps on rock or litter, loosely attached centrally, 2–6 (–10) cm wide; margins and apices ascending. Lobes very variable, 2–4 (–10) mm wide, subrotund at margins to canaliculate, narrow, convolute-complex-imbricate and crowded centrally; margins rarely entire, thickened below, crisped, ±ascending, lacerate-incised to ±phyllidiate. Upper surface pale olive when dry, lettuce-green to olive-green suffused red-brown when wet, often uniformly greenish brown or red-brown in exposed habitats, undulate, wrinkled or punctate-impressed in parts, minutely white- or brownish-papillate, crisp, papery, fragile when dry. Phyllidia marginal, irregular, pectinate, ±ascending, 0.1–0.5 mm wide and tall. Photobiont green. Lower surface pale tan at margins, dark brown to blackened centrally, uniformly tomentose or patchily glabrous. Cyphellae conspicuous, round to irregular, 0.1–1 mm diam.; margins plane; pit membrane white. Apothecia not seen.
  A predominantly subalpine to alpine grassland species in south-eastern N.S.W., Vic. and Tas.; grows on soil, litter below shrubs, on exposed rocks and in moist crevices between rocks and boulders at altitudes of 1200–1760 m. Also in a subtropical site in south-eastern Qld and in Macquarie Is. and New Zealand.  
  Galloway (2001b)  

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