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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 pedunculata Kremp.
  J. Mus. Godeffroy 1: 97, t. XV, figs 2–4, 8 (1873). T: "in Gebirges-Waldungen", Sawai [Savai'i], Samoa [Western Samoa], Dr Gräffe; holo: M.  
  Thallus irregularly monophyllous, 2–5 cm tall, attached by a rooted holdfast; lobes proliferating directly from the holdfast or from a short stalk. Lobes broadly rounded, 5–15 mm wide, reniform to sublinear or lanceolate; margins entire, thickened below, often inrolled at apices, not secondarily lobulate. Upper surface pale grey-green or olivaceous buff when dry, lettuce-green to deep olive-green when wet, with unevenly scattered irregularly coralloid to complex-branched projecting tufts of "Dendriscocaulon"; without isidia, maculae, phyllidia or soredia. Photobiont green. Lower surface whitish to pale tan, ±glabrous, glossy or occasionally thinly and minutely tomentose centrally, here and there tufts of "Dendriscocaulon" project. Cyphellae occasional, large, widely scattered centrally, to 2 mm diam.; margins plane, narrow; pit membrane white. Apothecia not seen.
  A rare species on branches of rainforest trees in north-eastern Qld. Also occurs in New Guinea, the Solomon Is., Fiji and Samoa.  
  Galloway (2001b)  

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